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This Bright Hour:A Memoir of Living and Dying

Nina Riggs

Poet Nina Riggs, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, was just 37 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer—just one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two young sons, ages seven and nine, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. In this deeply moving, posthumous memoir, Riggs explores her 16-year marriage, motherhood, and friendship as she learns to love all of her days--even the bad ones—and questions what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time. For fans of Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air (2016).