About When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go by Linda Campanella
If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift for yourself or for a book lover who’d appreciate reading a beautifully written, intensely personal book that illuminates the unique and unbreakable bond between mother and daughter, then WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT OF ME IS LOVE is for you!
This award-winning page-turner of a memoir is poignant and powerful. Linda Campanella provides an intimate look inside her family and her heart as she relives — and takes readers on an emotional journey through — the joy-filled year and long goodbye leading to her terminally ill mother’s death in 2009. In the process, she comes to terms with the permanence of her loss and finds comfort in profound gratitude for many unexpected gifts.
At once heart-wrenching and heartwarming, WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT OF ME IS LOVE is about living fully and purposefully after learning someone very dear to us will be gone too soon. Readers can expect to be touched deeply by one woman’s example of grace and courage and one family’s determination to embrace life while awaiting death.
The book itself is full of life. It is a moving love story, a spiritual journey, a poetry lesson, even a case for happy hour. It reminds us all to cherish loving relationships and each new day. Intensely personal, its themes – love, family, faith, courage, grief – are universal.
Campanella’s beautiful story of bonds that do not break and love that never dies will inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.
“We have much to learn from each other by sharing our stories — stories that inspire, comfort, and reassure,” reflects Campanella. “Mine is a life-affirming and ultimately very uplifting story of undying love — mine for my dying mother and hers for the family she left behind, a love that I continue to feel embrace me every day.”
The book has been described by readers as:
– “one of the most beautiful memoirs I’ve ever read”
– “a great gift to all of us”
– “so beautiful and honest and hopeful”
– “incredibly filled with joy and above all filled with dignity and strength”
– “wonderful, beautiful, inspiring and so well-written”