In the Failing Light: a memoir of love and cancer

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A beautifully told memoir by a husband who learns on his third wedding anniversary that his wife has advanced breast cancer. Doctors give her just months to live, which stretches to seven years. She's able to watch her only child grow up and balances dance recitals and PTA meetings with one therapy after another, including bone marrow harvesting. While she manages the disease, her husband manages the "zoo" of the medical system: the callous doctors and twisted logic of insurance companies. Through it all, his mantra becomes "you'll live to be 100," while his wife accepts that she will not. Especially good for any couple struggling with terminal cancer.

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When not writing, Mr.Tillman operates a vineyard in Vermont, raises Jack Russell Terriers, and shows saddlebred horses. In the course of his 60+ years, he has taught mathematics at an inner city high school, worked in the investment field as a CFA, and written humor for men's magazines. Mostly, though, he is a husband and a father, and supports his family as a software engineer.

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Eloquent and heartbreaking. --Publishers Weekly

This is a marvelous story with a predictable but still wrenching conclusion. Beautifully written, this is highly recommended --starred review from Library Journal

It is Tillman's mixing of humor and sadness that elevates his memoir above the pedestrian --Boston Globe, MY BACK PAGES, By Katherine A. Powers

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