We have a new review in yesterday from ‘Kirkus Reviews’
TO DANCE IN THE RAIN
A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing
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.