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On living : life's greatest lessons and last thoughts from the dying
On living : life's greatest lessons and last thoughts from the dying
Egan, Kerry2018
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A hospice chaplain's lessons on the meaning of life, from those who are leaving it. What are the top regrets of the dying? That's what Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain, learned as she listened to her patients on their deathbeds, witnessing what she calls the 'spiritual work of dying' - the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it contained and the people who have touched it. In this book she recalls the stories she heard - stories of hope and regret, shame and pride, mystery and revelation and secrets held too long. This isn't a book about dying - it's a book about living. Each of Egan's patients taught her something; in this moving and beautiful book, she imparts their poignant and profound lessons on how to live a life without regrets.
Author:
Egan, Kerry, author
Imprint:
UK : Penguin Life, 2018.
Collation:
208 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: New York: Riverhead Books, 2016.
ISBN:
9780241297292 (pbk)
Dewey class:
170.44170.44 170.44 EGA
Language:
English
BRN:
2672204
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