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Inhaltsangabe: Full of the magic of everyday life in the shadow of death–chickens must be cooked for dinner parties, and grandson’s questions about God must be answered!–The Staircase Letters is a moving and profound story of friendship and facing the end of life.
When Elma Gerwin found out in 2001 at the age of 61 that she had cancer, she reached out to two coasts and to two old friends. One was Arthur Motyer, novelist and teacher, and Elma’s university professor from forty years before, and the other was acclaimed novelist Carol Shields, who was facing her own battle with cancer.
Years later, Arthur is the only survivor. Still contemplating how Elma’s and Carol’s correspondence affected him, he has gracefully brought the letters together and interspersed them with literary references and poetry. As both women’s illnesses progress, they compare notes on the ups and downs of living with cancer–the joy when Elma is told one area is cancer-free, followed quickly by the terrible news that the cancer has spread; the delight in having family near, while the thought of saying goodbye seems impossible. The advice they give each other–from how to approach treatments to how to get to sleep at night–is heartfelt, warm and often leavened with humour.
As Carol and Elma contemplate what happiness is and how one makes a “good death,” 74-year-old Arthur, feeling inadequate in the face of such fundamental questions, discovers that he is exactly where he should be. In The Staircase Letters, the reader catches a rare and touching glimpse of the lives of three extraordinary people–two facing death and one left behind.
About the Author:
Arthur Motyer was born in Bermuda and now lives in Sackville, New Brunswick. A Rhodes scholar, Member of the Order of New Brunswick and Professor Emeritus of English at Mount Allison University, he also wrote the novel What’s Remembered.
Elma Gerwin was active for two decades in literacy initiatives, and she was recognized as one of Canada’s top five educators with a Canada Post Literacy Award. A long-time Winnipeg resident, she was married and had three children. She died in 2002.
Carol Shields was the beloved and award-winning author of more than twenty books. She died in 2003, leaving behind a husband, five children and twelve grandchildren.
Titel: The Staircase Letters: An Extraordinary ...
Verlag: Random House Canada
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Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2007. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72319373
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9927711
Buchbeschreibung Random House of Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G030735640XI4N00
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Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Stiff unmarked book in crisp dust jacket. ; 7.40 X 5.10 X 0.80 inches; 160 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40454
Buchbeschreibung Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. NF/F. Lightly bumped spine ends. DJ has very light edge wear and very light rubbing. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 032413
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Yes. Dust jacket is slightly soiled. Otherwise, book is in "as new" condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3518
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. The Staircase Letters: An Extraordinary Friendship at the End of Life. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0426628
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 030735640X-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Random House Canada. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. An Extraordinary Friendship at the End of Life. This is a tight clean copy. 152pp. A digital photo can be made available. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NRC7A33