- File Size: 2622 KB
- Print Length: 40 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 7, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ABPNF3C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Place to Die: A Short Story Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
One feels the angst of Erin when she first meets Henry. Unsure of what to do, her mother tells her to find out what he needs. Despite being quite cantankerous, Erin soon discovers that he loves to be the trickster. She also realizes that he is indeed dying despite his words to the contrary.
This is a poignant and powerful story with gentle reminders that death is inevitable in some cases. And, part of the dying process might just be determining what a person needs most during that time.
Most highly recommended.
In many ways, it called to mind the same thoughts that were evoked years ago upon reading The Tibetan Book of Living of Dying. In that book, Songyal Rinpoche observed that in the West, particularly the United States, we largely hide away our dying to go about that often-frightening business isolated and alone. He believes it's just one symptom of our general attempt to avoid our fear of death by pretending it doesn't exist.
Martin's book called that whole subject back to my mind. It's a touching, deeply felt, and meaningful story about the dying process, which is, after all, just another way of saying "life."
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Over the summer months she learns to look beyond the surface, and by the end of this carefully-crafted story she goes from refusing to accept his inevitable death to letting him go. Her mother tells her, 'You gave him his dignity. You helped him stay a person, not a patient.”
Martin's economic prose is touching, yet never cloying; a joy to read.
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