'Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love & Loss' with Rachel Clarke
Join Dr Rachel Clarke, a specialist in palliative medicine, as she talks about Dear Life - her vibrant, tender and deeply personal new memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places.
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Saturday 15th February, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
- Book signing
- In Conversation
About the Event
Join Dr Rachel Clarke, a specialist in palliative medicine and author of Your Life in My Hands, as she talks about Dear Life - her vibrant, tender and deeply personal new memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places.
Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. When her own father was diagnosed with cancer, she learned that nothing - even the best palliative care - can sugar-coat the pain of losing someone you love. And yet, she argues, in a hospice there is more of what matters in life - more love, more strength, more kindness, more joy, more tenderness, more grace, more compassion - than you could ever imagine.
About the Book
Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:16 Jan 2020
A brilliant combination of lyrical memoir and guide to living and dying, comparable to Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind and Julia Samuel's Grief Works, from the author of Your Life in My Hands.