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To Dance in the Rain – By Clare Keating

A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing

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AUTHOR TALK, BOOK SIGNING & CELEBRATION!

 Litchfield Community Center

421 Bantam Road Litchfield CT

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

7:00 p.m.

 Free & Open to Public

Wine, Cheese, Soft drinks & Light Desserts to be served

 

Author Clare Keating provides perspective and wisdom through the recounting of stories as they occurred in the wake of her daughter Alicia’s suffering a catastrophic brain injury, at the age of sixteen. This book is a ‘How To’ manual for adversity survival.

 In a matter of minutes life as you know it can change. A sudden and catastrophic event shatters the life of someone you love dearly. Something that you could never have imagined dealing with has just happened; you are called upon to do the impossible. As if by instinct, we know how to protect and care for the ones we love, particularly our children. Never doubt yourself and don’t ever give up; what you do will make all the difference in the world.

 Each chapter of To Dance in the Rain provides examples of actions as well as messages of hope for anyone facing such a turn of events.  An ER nurse of now 30 years, Clare has a first hand knowledge of the important role health care providers have in the healing process of the critically ill child as well as their family. As a mother she brings insights to encourage parents to always advocate for their children, and to never give up hope.

 To Dance in the Rain is available for $10.95 through the website: www.todanceintherain.com or by contacting Mary Grace Keating at Ceitinn Press: Phone 203-206-3280

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KIRKUS REVIEW

We have a new review in yesterday from ‘Kirkus Reviews’

KIRKUS REVIEW

 

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TO DANCE IN THE RAIN
A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing
Keating, Clare
Ceitinn Press (206 pp.)
ISBN: 978-0-9894652-3-6; May 4, 2014

 

 

BOOK REVIEW

In this memoir, a mother and daughter defy the limitations of the human body to communicate with each other when fate brings one of them close to death. Not long after 16-year-old Alicia Townsend underwent a standard surgery to remove a cyst that was putting pressure on her brain, she had a severe stroke—with her family anxiously looking on….

The author’s style is charmingly straightforward, which makes for highly readable recollections, as she declines to sugarcoat or censor the details of her experience. This candor and sensitivity blend well with her experience as an emergency room nurse, producing a narrative that’s both medically informed and emotionally intelligent. Although the memoir is strewn with trauma, it offers a fine portrait of perseverance and redemption, as Keating reminds readers that love truly “changes the world.”

An endearingly personal, insightful account of a loved one’s illness.

Pub Date: May 4th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9894652-3-6
Page count: 206pp
Publisher: Ceitinn Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
Review Posted Online: March 28th, 2014

This one’s for you…

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My dad had always encouraged my writing and rejoiced with me as I hit milestones along the way with the production of To Dance in the Rain. He was sadly taken from us on October 23, 2013. My heart is still broken with the thought that he will never see the completed book.

I join with those of you who have also shared this experience, having a parent or a special loved one unable to be with you when a special moment in life is reached.

Hearts broken, yet full of love, we silently dedicate all that we do to them….

           Dad, this one’s for you!

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“Slan agus beannacht suaimhneas siorai da anum”

God Bless and eternal rest to you soul!

 

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