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His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina Hardcover – 8 Sep 1998

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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Pr (1 October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2702822789
  • ISBN-13: 978-2702822784
  • ASIN: 0385333463
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Nick Traina Foundation has been established to benefit mental health, music, and child-related causes, and other charitable organizations for assorted causes. All of the author's proceeds and agent's fees from this book will go to the foundation, which will also receive direct proceeds from the publisher for all copies sold.

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s the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death."

From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him--and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.

Nick rocketed through life like a shooting star. Signs of his illness were subtle, often paradoxical. He spoke in full sentences at age one. He was a brilliant, charming child who never slept. And at first, even his mother explained away his quicksilver moods. Nick always marched to a different drumme

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