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The Brow of Dawn - One Woman's Journey with MS
Product Code: 013
AUTHOR: CATHERINE EDWARD
Foreword by Jock Murray
Not for sale by B&B in Canada
This courageous first-person account will make readers cry and laugh out loud.
The Brow of Dawn: One Woman’s Journey with MS tells the story of how this unpredictable disease has sent one woman on a different path. Writing with clarity, Catherine Edward grapples with the day-to-day truth of the disease, all the while maintaining her courage and sense of humor.
Edward first noticed unusual bodily sensations when, on a cold November day, she felt that her left side was burning hot and her right side was icy cold. A year and a half later, she was diagnosed with MS. Meeting every autumn with her neurologist, Dr. Jock Murray. She kept a diary, recording the progression of the disease between annual visits, she wrote diary-like reports. After receiving one set of notes, Dr. Murray wrote back, suggesting that she write a book from which others could benefit.
Catherine Edward was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1948. After working on Ideas and Morningside for CBC Radio, she moved to Prince Edward Island in 1973, where she became a freelance journalist. She and her husband live in Belfast, Prince Edward Island.
"As you read the Brow of Dawn, you will be charmed by Catherine's wit, engaged by her thoughts, delighted by her insights, uplifted by her spirit, and energized by her strength. This is not a diary of disease; it is a story of how to live your life." - Jock Murray, O.C., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., M.A.C.P.
The Grieving Time
Product Code: 014
The Grieving Time - A Year's Account of Recovery from Loss
By: ANNE M. BROOKS
More than 150,000 copies sold.
A modern classic on the subject of death and dying. The late Anne Brooks looked desperately for something to read that would offer comfort after her husband’s death. Finding nothing that moved her, she began a monthly journal about the personal side of her loss, her loneliness, and her struggle to come to terms with her independence, with her new self.
Day by day, The Grieving Time recounts Anne Brooks gradual recovery. It endures as first choice for grieving spouses, f or anyone facing the loss of a loved one through death or divorce. Counselors, psychologists, social workers, health care providers, ministers, and hospice workers have found it to be one of the most helpful books in their libraries.
"This slender; heartfelt book will linger in the mind and give comfort for a long time." - The New York Times Book Review
"I have rarely seen anything as direct and, in this way, as effective." - Family Circle
"...captures in surprisingly few words the depth of her emotion..." - The Baltimore Sun
"...startling in its candor will linger in the mind..." - The Atlanta Constitution
"...deeply and personally painful, which is why it succeeds." - The Florida Times Union
You Are as Young as Your Spine - How to prevent and relieve backaches and other pain
Product Code: 017
AUTHOR: EDITHA HEARN
Illustrations by Charlotta Adlerova
A concise home manual on how to relieve back ache and prevent it. Explains why back problems are so common and the role of the spine. Hearn tells how to recognize the early warning signs of spinal disc trouble and how to relieve and prevent disc problems by taking care of your spine by performing corrective movements. These simple movements take about one minute and should be done at least three times a day, especially when the spine begins to feel tired, stiffens up, or aches. Hearn also recommends a ten minute daily exercise regime that strengthens the trunk muscles. Most valuable are several chapters of practical information on avoiding or easing back pain while sitting at a desk, driving a car, carrying packages, lifting a child, or lying in bed. With Adlerova's copious graphics, all routines are easy to follow.
Editha Hearn is a physical therapist who for more than twenty years directed her own clinic. A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, she trained under Dr. James Cyriax, considered to be the father of modern orthopedic medicine.