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Leaving the Life: A True Story of Love, Loss and Gratitude

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WARNING: THIS IS NOT FICTION. You may wish it was, as then these events would not actually have happened. Leaving the Life is a brutally honest account of true love, coping with loss and the struggle for survival. Go inside the private lives of an ordinary couple as their world is turned upside down by a shocking diagnosis. Their journey will leave the reader grateful for ...more
ebook, 1st, 398 pages
Published March 17th 2013 by Chimalis LLC
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May 31, 2013 Kg rated it it was amazing
Claudia Vincenti-Smith, widow, widower, grief, cancer

Available on Amazon as an eBook or paperback. Here is what readers are saying about Leaving the Life:

"Reading Leaving the Life changed the way I think about life, love, marriage, health, pain, and loss. Although parts were painfully sad, I could not put it down. It is well crafted and original. I savored every turn of phrase, reading many passages over and over. It made me laugh and cry. I was moved, touched and inspired. If I were only able to read a few books in my lifetime, I would want this
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I am at a loss to describe this book, or even the mix of emotions I experienced while reading it. At times reading it was so hard I put it down. But it kept calling me, and I would begin reading again. I'm so glad I did.
I have never experienced the horrible loss that the author endured. Although, both of my parents and a sibling have died, the death of one's spouse can only be surpassed by the death of one's child. I can only weep for his loss, admire his surviv
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I don't know what to say. This is a very heart wrenching story and it shows how much love Patrick had for his wife and he stood with her through with this long battle with her and her cancer
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