Finding FrancesBook - 2010
When is a person considered to be dying? Should technology always intervene? Is it our responsibility to keep people alive or to help them die a good death? Frances Baldwin is ready to die. Prepared to deny further medical care, she asks her son to help her bring closure to a well-lived life. Can William, a philosophical med-school dropout, honor his mother without tearing himself and his family apart? In the process of losing his mother, he must find her and find himself. Finding Frances is a powerful exploration a family¿s uncharted emotional terrain set against the larger cultural and ethical issues of death in the 21st century. It¿s a gentle, upbeat, and off-beat exploration of the love beneath a family¿s defenses and contrary positions. Based on true events, it is an inspirational story about a woman who died as she lived: with dignity and occasional flashes of brilliance and hilarity.
Publisher: Largo, Fla. : Winston-Higgins Press, 2010.
Branch Call Number: FICTION Van Dyck Janice 11/2010
Characteristics: 282 p. ;,23 cm.