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When All That's Left of Me Is Love
by Ms. Linda Sachsse Campanella '80
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2017; 230 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
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2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist, 2012 Nautilus Book Award silver medalist, 2012 Living Now Book Awards gold medalist, 2012 Readers Favorite silver medalist, and 2011 Reader Views Literary Awards first-place winner in two categories: memoir/autobiography/biography and parenting/families/relationships

When All That's Left of Me Is Love is poignant and powerful. Linda Campanella provides an intimate look inside her family and her heart as she relives the joy-filled year and long goodbye leading to her terminally ill mother's death. In the process, she comes to terms with the permanence of her loss and finds comfort in profound gratitude for many unexpected gifts.

At once heart-wrenching and heartwarming, When All That's Left of Me Is Love is about living fully and purposefully after learning someone very dear to us will be gone too soon. Readers can expect to be touched deeply by one woman's example of grace and courage and one family's determination to embrace life while awaiting death.

The book itself is full of life. It is a moving love story, a spiritual journey, a poetry lesson, even a case for happy hour. It reminds us all to cherish loving relationships and each new day. Intensely personal, its themes--love, family, faith, courage, grief--are universal. Campanella's beautiful story of bonds that do not break and love that never dies will inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.