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Acts of Love: A Memoir

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An award-winning personal memoir of enduring love and painful loss throughout an eventful life, told in a series of vignettes by an exceptional journalist. Using writing that ensnares one with its lively candor and its unrestrained intimacy, veteran writer and broadcast journalist Pat Krause draws her readers into a journey that few would choose but even fewer will escape - the experience of living through the illness and eventual death of her lifelong partner. Like the pages of a cherished photo album, the 19 stories in Acts of Love present snapshots of these interwoven lives. Around the details of their common front in the daily battle with disease, Pat arranges her recollections of their life together - their family, their travels, their many friends, and the love that endured through it all. One such memory is of the life and death of her famous father, Dr. Allan Blair, a pioneer in cancer research. The result of it all is a powerful love story which reveals a great sense of loss for which readers will feel empathy. The manuscript of Acts of Love was the winner of the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award, while several of its individual pieces were also award winners

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This book, which was a winner in the SWG John V. Hicks writing contest, deals with the two important men in the life of Pat Krause, her husband, Frank; and her father, Allen Blair. More specifically, it deals with their deaths — Frank's coming after a long battle with cancer, her father's with a heart attack. The result is a powerful love story which reveals a great sense of loss for which readers will feel empathy. There are 19 pieces in the ms, many of them extremely moving - such as the award-winning title story, Webs, Countdown, The Snowman, plus many scenes in other stories). Though Pat's relationship with Frank and his struggle with cancer are at the heart of the book, the sections on her father also fit--though they could be more carefully integrated into the book.

The ms. contains lots of good work: lively writing which connects with the reader on an emotional level, plus flashes of Krausian humour. The writing is candid and intimate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550503685
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Krause, Pat
Publisher:
Coteau Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
243
Dimensions:
8.51x5.79x.66 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book, which was a winner in the SWG John V. Hicks writing contest, deals with the two important men in the life of Pat Krause, her husband, Frank; and her father, Allen Blair. More specifically, it deals with their deaths — Frank's coming after a long battle with cancer, her father's with a heart attack. The result is a powerful love story which reveals a great sense of loss for which readers will feel empathy. There are 19 pieces in the ms, many of them extremely moving - such as the award-winning title story, Webs, Countdown, The Snowman, plus many scenes in other stories). Though Pat's relationship with Frank and his struggle with cancer are at the heart of the book, the sections on her father also fit--though they could be more carefully integrated into the book.

The ms. contains lots of good work: lively writing which connects with the reader on an emotional level, plus flashes of Krausian humour. The writing is candid and intimate.

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