Heartsong: living with a dying heart : a memoir
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Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2019.
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Central New Nonfiction
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In her late sixties, with her children raised and gone and three decades of nursing behind her, Anita Swanson Speake finds out that her heart is dying—a diagnosis that starts her on a sometimes humorous, sometimes wrenching journey in search of God.
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155 pages ; 22 cm
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English
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9781631524370, 1631524372

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"Anita Swanson Speake's story begins with a diagnosis: idiopathic cardiomyopathy. At sixty-five, she had just found out that her heart was dying. When she got the news, she was in her late sixties. Her girls were raised and gone. Her three decades of high-stress nursing was behind her. She was living with her hopefully last, and certainly best, husband in a big, contemporary house with lots of glass on a lake in rural Northern California. She loved her life. But she didn't love her scary new medical condition--or the many awful side effects of the medications her doctor promised would serve as a crutch for her heart. As she struggled with all this, Speake began to see herself as a member of the dying rather than the living. And over time, she began to ponder a new question: "Do I really want to get well?" Heartsong takes readers on an often humorous, sometimes sad journey through the best of Western medicine, complemented by a sampling of alternative and Eastern support systems--and through Speake's evolving relationship with God--as she navigates this transition. Ultimately, with the help of her doctors, a Reiki practitioner, a Mindfulness coach, and her deep, abiding faith, Speake found renewed purpose late in a changing life--and realized God was waiting there for her all along."--Amazon.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Speake, A. S. (2019). Heartsong: living with a dying heart : a memoir. Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Speake, Anita Swanson. 2019. Heartsong: Living With a Dying Heart : A Memoir. Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Speake, Anita Swanson, Heartsong: Living With a Dying Heart : A Memoir. Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press, 2019.

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Speake, Anita Swanson. Heartsong: Living With a Dying Heart : A Memoir. Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press, 2019. Print.

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