To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

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One day it happens: the dreaded event that will change your life forever. For Alix Kates Shulman, it happened in a remote seaside cabin on a coastal Maine island—where the very isolation that makes for a perfect artist's retreat can also put life at risk. Shulman woke to find that her beloved husband had fallen the nine feet from their sleeping loft and was lying on the floor below, deathly still. Though Scott would survive, he suffered an injury that left him seriously brain impaired. He was the same—but not the same.

In this elegant memoir, Shulman describes the ongoing anxieties and risks—and surprising rewards—she experiences as she reorganizes her world to care for her husband and discovers that what might have seemed a life sentence to some has evolved into something unexpectedly rich.


ISBN: 9780374532055

Published Date: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Language: English

Page Count: 180

Size: 8.00" l x 5.25" w x 0.50" h