On January 24, 2013, the Addison Independent featured a story about the new book Eighteen Months To Live - described by one reviewer as "beautiful, heartbreaking, and heartwarming."
The new book Eighteen Months To Live was featured in the Addison Independent in an article entitled Woman Dying Of Cancer Reflects On Life In A New Book. Eighteen Months To Live is the poignant real life story of Midge Rylander in her own words. Midge was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma which is a form of lung cancer from prior exposure to asbestos.
Here is an excerpt from the article in the Addison Independent:
"After Rylander was told that she had less than 18 months to live, she decided to keep a journal of her thoughts, feelings and experiences. When Midge's daughter Rachele recently re-read her mother's journal, Rachele realized that her mother wanted her journal published so that it could help others.
"Eighteen Months To Live" is the transcription of Rylander's handwritten journal as well as letters that Midge wrote to her daughter Rachele during that time. Rachele Baker wrote the prologue, epilogue and narration of the book, which is available on Amazon.com."
Eighteen Months To Live takes us through Midge Rylander's last days in which she experienced pain and fear but also found peace within herself and joy in life. This book "highlights the beauty of the human spirit, the vulnerability of life, and the need to remember that every day is precious," says a reviewer on Amazon.
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Eighteen Months To Live is available on Amazon:
For more information or to contact the author of Eighteen Months To Live, Rachele Baker, please visit the author's website: