"The great gift Jamison offers here, beyond her honesty and the beauty of her writing, is perspective: a cleared-eyed view of illness and death, sanity and insanity, love and grief . . . To write the truth with such passion and grace is remarkable enough. To do this in loving memory of a partner is tribute indeed."
—The Washington Post
"This is a finely told midlife love story, a romance as elegant as it is doomed . . . What a couple she and her husband . . . made! . . . Jamison writes simply and believably."
"A unique account, filled with exquisitely wrought nuances of emotion, of her husband's death . . . In her brilliant explication distinguishing between madness and grief, her battle to remain sane is as stirring as his to beat cancer. "
"Elegiac and emotionally precise."
—Booklist (starred review)
"A soul-baring love letter. "
"A superb read. "
—Library Journal (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of the national bestsellers An Unquiet Mind
and Night Falls Fast
Renée Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile
Earphones Awards, and her narration of Homer's Odyssey
by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal
as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.