Writing with a stark, self-questioning tone, author Frank Davey recalls the last year of his wife Lindas battle with an inoperable brain tumor. Through Daveys detailed daily journal entries, this book provides a sober, uncompromisingly direct account of a familys struggle to help make their loved ones time more comfortable. Composed of moments in which ugliness and tenderness intertwine, it shows how the devastation extends to the family, making them question their own memories as they watch a once-vital woman unravel. Davey describes the demons of a past Linda can no longer share. Davey also comments on the frustrations of dealing with todays underfunded and disorganized health care and presents the struggle to maintain dignity in the face of a graceless medical system.

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