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Light from an Eclipse

Light from an Eclipse

Light from an Eclipse

by Nancy Lagomarsino

Light From An Eclipse is a poetic prose poem memoir dealing with her family's ordeal with Alzheimer's disease.

About the Author

Nancy Lagomarsino was born in Montpelier, VT, and has lived in Hanover, NH since 1974. She holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of three books of prose poetry, Sleep Handbook (Alice James Books, 1987), The Secretary Parables (Alice James Books, 1991), and Light from an Eclipse(White Pine Press, 2005).

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As a complement to the many healthcare handbooks and self-help guides now available, Lagomarsino’s collection provides a caregiver’s perspective with sensory vividness, literary delicacy, and unexpected surges of comedy.
Valley News
Light from an Eclipse is, in equal measures, heartrending and celebratory of the beauty and buoyancy of life in the face of death. I read this book moved and shaken by its poetic sensibility, its wisdom, and the gift of its grace.
— Wally Lamb

Release DateApril 2005




Dimensions6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

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