When All That's Left of Me Is Love by Linda Campanella

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2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist, 2012 Nautilus Book Award silver medalist, 2012 Living Now Book Awards gold medalist, 2012 Readers Favorite silver medalist, and 2011 ReaderViews Literary Awards first-place winner in two categories: memoir/autobiography/biography and parenting/families/relationships

When All That's Left of Me Is Love
is poignant and powerful. Linda Campanella provides an intimate look inside her family and her heart as she relives the joy-filled year and long goodbye leading to her terminally ill mother's death. In the process, she comes to terms with the permanence of her loss and finds comfort in profound gratitude for many unexpected gifts. 

At once heart-wrenching and heartwarming, When All That's Left of Me Is Love is about living fully and purposefully after learning someone very dear to us will be gone too soon.  Readers can expect to be touched deeply by one woman's example of grace and courage and one family's determination to embrace life while awaiting death.

The book itself is full of life. It is a moving love story, a spiritual journey, a poetry lesson, even a case for happy hour. It reminds us all to cherish loving relationships and each new day. Intensely personal, its themes - love, family, faith, courage, grief - are universal.

Campanella's beautiful story of bonds that do not break and love that never dies will inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.

"This book is truly a testament of love, as the title suggests. It is about love refined and deepened by grief and gratitude. It is a tribute to a mother who loved with her last breath and beyond. It is the story of a daughter who gives herself away through the gift of her pen." -Sharon G. Thornton, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Theology at Andover Newton Theological School 

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Published August 2, 2011 by Tate Publishing. 234 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Whether one chooses to read the book or not, I hope there is comfort in the knowledge that others have traveled the path through loss and grief before, and that they have found it possible to love, live, and laugh even without the person whose absence they had feared would leave them broken and r...

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