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In Sickness & in Health

Propp, Karen

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ISBN 10: 1579545521 / ISBN 13: 9781579545529
Published by Rodale, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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225pp. Medium magenta boards with dark magenta cloth spine and silver lettering. Dustwrapper, not price-clipped, with tinted photograph of lovers walking along river; white lettering; "Autographed" sticker still affixed. Flatsigned by author on title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002189

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Title: In Sickness & in Health

Publisher: Rodale

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Flatsigned by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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The author pens a beautiful memoir about a marriage placed under stress by the rigors of prostrate cancer and its treatment. 30,000 first printing.

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"In Sickness and in Health is such a powerful and moving book. With love, humor, and grace, Karen Propp writes fearlessly about her husband's illness and her family's ordeal, and she makes the reader care very much about how it all turns out. A great love story . . . " --Luanne Rice, author of Cloud Nine and Safe Harbor

"I read this book with interest, and admired it for its honesty and its precision. It is about prostate cancer and its effects on both the patient and those who love him, yes; but more important, it is a lesson in resilience. It shows how you can find again a love that seems lost. It also proves that you can move from anger, despair, and hopelessness into a new and richer appreciation for yourself, your family and friends, and the always-unreliable (but also beautiful) world at large." --Elizabeth Berg, author of Talk before Sleep and Open House

"Karen Propp has written a moving, elegant page-turner. Her story is one of faith and resilience; her character is compelling for how she both resists and accepts the traditional roles of wife and mother. What she has to say about the flawed and contradictory selves we find in marriage, and how that plays out in sex and satisfaction (or lack thereof), rings true for so many couples, whatever their sickness or health." --Lauren Slater, author of Lying and Prozac Diary

"A fascinating look into a marriage without sex. Karen Propp shows us bedroom antics that are ridiculous, sublime, tedious, fiery, heartbreaking--in short, what we know love to be." --Pagan Kennedy, author of Black Livingstone and The Exes

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