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




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




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!




“Slan agus beannacht suaimhneas siorai da anum”

God Bless and eternal rest to you soul!