Author: Jan GlascockPosted: August 18, 2015
You are in a foreign country. Your spouse complains of chest pain and collapses in your arms. Would you know what to do? The story told in Sudden Death in a Foreign Country and Life Thereafter has a great deal to offer. It is a book about faith, hope, and making medical, financial, and personal choices for a loved one who cannot make those choices for himself. The story is an emotionally powerful biography describing the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual impact such a crisis can cause. It is also about love, patience, forgiveness, and acceptance. More important, it is about finding humor, love, and happiness even while being challenged to the very core of one’s being.
“This narrative of a family’s harrowing and emotionally wearing circumstances offers a compelling story while also providing a great deal of practical information from which many people can benefit. The story is told in a down-to-earth, self-effacing style that sprinkles humor, interesting background details and anecdotes, and a refreshing honesty throughout the story, all of which enrich the reader’s experience while creating a sense of sympathy and involvement with the characters. Another great strength of the piece is how the real story at its core emerges very subtly and gathers force, reaching full expression late in the manuscript. By this time, the narrator, who began the story with hints of a lively but far from “perfect” marriage, has coped with sufficient shock, fatigue, threats to her own health, and many other complex difficulties to wear out any marriage or other relationship but for the antidote of one element: genuine love.” Susan Christophersen –
“A rare, real-life odyssey of the drama of extraordinary life events happening to ordinary people. Reading of her (Jan’s) journey, obstacles, and the way she fearlessly survived the emotional barbed-wire that fate delivered should be a lesson for us in our own processes.” Joseph Previte, MD, FAAP (Physician and Author)
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (November 6, 2007)