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Winter Sun: A Memoir of Love and Hospice by [Rice, Phil]
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Length: 116 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Winter Sun was planted in darkness and came to fruition in morning light. There is sadness in the story, but it is a memoir of love. As a memoir it is not overly concerned with medical facts or historical data; rather, it is a telling of the author’s personal experience and perceptions as his companion and fiancée is suddenly diagnosed and treated for stage four Glioblastoma Multiforme (GMD), more commonly known as a brain tumor.

And, too, this is a memoir of hospice. As the author writes in the preface, “Though I am tempted to use a euphemism for death, I will instead say that hospice is about life. Because of hospice, Janice was able to symbolically clasp my hand and take me with her as she slipped beyond the physical surface. She took me with her to the source, and then she gently let go.”

Some of the writing is journalistic in the form of email updates sent to friends and family as the disease progressed. The bulk of the text was composed during and after a period of healing. All of it is from the heart.

About the Author

Phil Rice is a native Tennessean whose career as a writer, editor, and teacher has also included extended residencies in Florida and Pennsylvania. Currently he shares a home with the poet Virginia Smith Rice in Woodstock, Illinois.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Canopic Publishing (9 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CT667JA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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