Beautiful Affliction

Author: Lene Fogelberg
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631529862
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WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER GOLD MEDAL WINNER OF THE 2016 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS ("IPPY”) Lene Fogelberg is dying—she is sure of it—but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her. Love stories enfold her, with her husband, her two precious daughters, her enchanting surroundings, but the question she has carried in her heart since childhood—Will I die young?—is threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity. When her young family moves to the US, an answer, a diagnosis, is finally found: she is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease. But is it too late? A young woman risks everything to save her own life in this “unusual, riveting medical drama crafted with deep emotion and exquisite detail” (BookPage).

Beautiful Affliction

Author: Lene Fogelberg
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ISBN: 9781631529856
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The true story of a young woman s struggle to raise a family while her body slowly deteriorates as the result of an undetected fatal heart disease."

Immortal Bird

Author: Doron Weber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451618077
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The father of the young actor best known for his performances in "Deadwood" describes his son's congenital heart defect, the young man's theatrical achievements, and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.

A Shining Affliction

Author: Annie G. Rogers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140240122
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In the midst of her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old, Annie is hospitalized with her own breakdown and must finally uncover where her history of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and learn how her work in the field of psychotherapy involves great risks and great gifts.

Her Beautiful Brain

Author: Ann Hedreen
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 193831493X
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Her Beautiful Brain is Ann Hedreen’s story of what it was like to become a mom just as her beautiful, brainy mother began to lose her mind to an unforgiving disease. Arlene was a copper miner’s daughter who was divorced twice, widowed once, raised six kids singlehandedly, survived the turbulent ‘60s, and got her B.A. and M.A. at 40 so she could support her family as a Seattle schoolteacher—only to start showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease in her late fifties, taking Ann and her siblings on a long descent they never could have anticipated or imagined. For two decades—as Ann married, had a daughter and a son, navigated career changes and marital crises and built a life making documentary films with her husband—she watched her once-invincible mom disappear. From Seattle to Haiti to the mine-gouged Finntown neighborhood in Butte, Montana where she was born and grew up; from Arlene’s favorite tennis club to a locked geropsychiatric ward, Her Beautiful Brain tells the heartbreaking story of a daughter’s love for a mother who is lost in the wilderness of an unpredictable and harrowing illness.

Girl in the Dark

Author: Anna Lyndsey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101872128
Format: PDF
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"Originally published simultaneously in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, and in Great Britain by Bloomsbury, London, in 2015."

Four Grams of Affliction

Author: Patricia Gunn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978422391
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This is the fearless story of author Patricia Gunn. The mission of this book is to inspire other victims of sexual trauma to find the valor to fight another day. As survivors, we too can reclaim our lives and create a hopeful future. Gunn became a slave to alcohol and drugs at an early age and suffered a string of sexual traumas. Her life spiraled out of control. This two-headed monster of addiction and trauma propelled Gunn to dark, jarring places that she didn't even know existed. While Four Grams of Affliction explores the many trips to hell that Gunn travelled, it also studies the workings of the human brain and how it operates as a powerful tool. And despite the agony and the pain, we come to realize that even the scathed eye can see a flicker of light in the prevailing darkness. Alcohol, drugs, and trauma claim lives every day. This book is a true testament to hope and salvation. The human spirit can wander and get lost; however, inner-peace is obtainable if you seek it out. Gunn has found that the solution to these problems lives outside of us. As the author discovered, giving back to victims of trauma and addiction often drives the soul into a new found sense of purpose.

The Furnace of Affliction

Author: Pamela K. Shipp
Publisher: Electio Publishing
ISBN: 9781632133984
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A compelling memoir about the author's struggles with bipolar disorder, and her triumph through the help of Jesus Christ.

Road Song

Author: Natalie Kusz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374528270
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Riveting--Kusz's gifts as a writer, her original voice and sparkling perceptions, give this memoir the literary precision of a novel."--Los Angeles Times When she was six years old, Natalie Kusz left Los Angeles with her family and headed north to Alaska on a classic quest for freedom, a house on the land, and a more wholesome way of living. Here is hery and survival in an unforgiving environment. "Riveting. . . ."--Los Angeles Times. Serial rights to McCall's and Harper's.

Jumping Over Shadows

Author: Annette Gendler
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631521713
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The true story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the burdens of the past. Finalist for the 2017 Book of the Year Award by the Chicago Writers Association “A book that is hard to put down.” —Jerusalem Post “This book confirms Annette Gendler as an indispensable Jewish voice for our time." —Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Like Dreamers "The ghosts of the past haunt a woman’s search for herself in this thoughtful, poignant memoir about the transformative power of love and faith.” —Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound, now a Netflix movie “An exquisitely written conversion story which expounds upon personal and collective identity.” —Washington Independent Review of Books “A compelling, gracefully written memoir about the impact of the past on the present.” —Michael Steinberg, author of Still Pitching History was repeating itself when Annette fell in love with Harry, a Jewish man, the son of Holocaust survivors, in Germany in 1985. Her Great-Aunt Resi had been married to a Jew in Czechoslovakia before World War II―a marriage that, while happy, put the entire family in mortal danger once the Nazis took over their hometown in 1938. Annette and Harry’s love, meanwhile, was the ultimate nightmare for Harry’s family. Not only was their son considering marrying a non-Jew, but a German. Weighed down by the burdens of their family histories, Annette and Harry kept their relationship secret for three years, until they could forge a path into the future and create a new life in Chicago. Annette found a spiritual home in Judaism―a choice that paved the way toward acceptance by Harry’s family, and redemption for some of the wounds of her own family’s past.