To Dance in the Rain – A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing was published on May 5, 2014 by Ceitinn Press.
On September 9, 2014 To Dance in the Rain – A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing won a gold medal in the category of ‘Caregiving’ from The Living Now Book Awards. We are as you can imagine thrilled to receive such and award!
|ISBN-13||978-0-989-4652-3-6||STATUS DATE||PRESENTLY AVAILABLE|
|TITLE||TO DANCE IN THE RAIN: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY OF HOPE AND HEALING||PUBLICATION DATE||MAY 4, 2014|
|AUTHOR||CLARE KEATING||PUBLISHER||CEITINN PRESS|
LIST OF DISTRIBUTORS
Currently available at five independent bookstores in CT:
Hickory Stick Bookshop – Washington, CT
Middlebury Consignment – Middlebury, CT
Marion Giftshop in St. Mary’s Hospital – Waterbury, CT
Proclaim His Name Bookstore – Waterbury CT
Mercy Center Retreat House Gift/Bookstore – Madison, CT.
Northshire Bookstore – Manchester, VT.
To Dance in the Rain – A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing was published in ebook format on May 14 through Bookbaby Ebook Conversion Publisher/ Distributor and is available through :
Kindle, Nook, ibookstore, Kobo, eSentral, Oyster, Goodreads, Baker & Taylor, Copia, Gardner’s, Scribd, Flipkart and Ciando.
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
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
Page count: 206pp
Publisher: Ceitinn Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
Review Posted Online: March 28th, 2014
March 20, 2014
The following review is from Dr. Richard Selzer a renowned surgeon and professor at Yale School of Medicine who retired in 1986, to dedicate himself full time to writing. He has written fifteen books and received many literary awards over the years.
Many thanks for “To Dance in the Rain” It is a wonderful book, made my heart pound in my chest at least a dozen times. I can not imagine a more powerful rendition of a mother’s painful journey through parenthood. It is beautifully written. Congratulations!!
To Dance in the Rain: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing
Clare A. Keating. Ceitinn Press. $10.99 paper (208p), ISBN 9780989465236; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989465212
An inspirational memoir of Alicia, who fought first for her life and then to get her life back following a catastrophic brain injury, at age 16.
Editorial services and writer
Clare, your story is moving and inspiring and of course full of love and family spirit. You’ve done a solid job of maintaining the line between private and public details.
…Alicia’s contribution… adds a fascinating insight into her perceptions and experiences after her life became another life entirely.
You’re a fine writer with a compelling story and I believe and eager audience awaits your book.
Sandra Bishop Ebner (Teacher, Poet, Author of The Space Between published in 2000 by Hanover Press)
I started reading your book last night, and could not put it down. I finished it around 12:35 AM. It is absolutely stunning!! What a gift you and Alicia have given to all who will be blessed to experience this amazing and beautifully written story. Thank you so very much. I also don’t remember ever starting a book at night, no matter how good, without eventually falling asleep before finishing it. Not so last night!!!
IN PERSON PROMOTING
Litchfield Community Center
Watertown Senior Center – Date to be announced
Speaking Engagements to Specialty Groups:
North Canaan Junior High School – June 20, 2014
Alicia and I visited the 8th grade classes at The North Canaan Elementary School on Tuesday the 20th. I presented a class on ‘The Amazing Brain’ – Why our brain’s are so awesome, and how to keep it that way’. We discussed anatomy, physiology and safety issues as well as the importance of making good decisions in order to keep ourselves healthy. We had a lively Q&A session with the class; Alicia and myself believe we all learned a lot during our time together.
Aphasia Support Group – June 30, 2014
Alicia and I had a wonderful time on Monday evening with the Aphasia Support Group that meets monthly at the Zion Lutheran Church in Waterbury.
As we addressed the topic of Aphasia we covered: What is Aphasia? What are the causes, types and treatments? We also discussed treatment options, insurance issues and concerns as well as tips for family, friends and caregivers of individuals with aphasia. The history of Aphasia as well as the latest advances in stem cell and other types of research brought lively discussion.
Crossroads Magazine Sunday August 3, 2014
Online Streaming Video of Television Interview
Please contact us for any information in regard to scheduling speaking engagements or book talks at :
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Phone# : 1-860-417-9041
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