By Elizabeth Lesser
The writer of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of 2 sisters who, within the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for recognition, authenticity, and such a lot of all, love.
A spell binding and brave memoir: the tale of 2 sisters uncovering the intensity in their love during the life-and-death adventure of a bone marrow transplant. all through her existence, Elizabeth Lesser has sought knowing approximately what it capability to be precise to oneself and, even as, really attached to those we adore. but if her sister Maggie wishes a bone marrow transplant to save lots of her existence, and Lesser learns that she is the suitable fit, she faces a much more fast and intricate query approximately what it rather capability to love—honestly, generously, and authentically.
Hoping to provide Maggie the easiest probability attainable for a winning transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow in their dating to transparent a route to unconditional recognition. They go away the bone marrow transplant as much as the medical professionals, yet tackle what Lesser calls a "soul marrow transplant," reading their relations historical past, having tough conversations, studying previous assumptions, and providing forgiveness until eventually all that's left is love for every other’s real selves. Their process—before, in the course of, and after the transplant—encourages them to take dangers of authenticity in different elements their lives.
But existence doesn't stick to the storylines we plan for it. Maggie’s physique is eventually too vulnerable to struggle the relentless disorder. As she and Lesser arrange for the inevitable, they develop ever nearer as their shared blood cells develop into a logo of the iconic bond they percentage. informed with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. the tale finds how even our so much tough stories can provide unforeseen religious development. Reflecting at the multifaceted nature of love—love of different, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and lovely memoir approximately attending to the very heart of ourselves.
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