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  • Blue Genes: A Memoir of Loss and Survival

    By Christopher Lukas

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385525206
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: September 2008
    The spectre of bipolar disorder lurked in the shadows of Christopher Lukas' family for generations. When he and his brother Tony were boys it claimed the life of their mother. Their maternal grandmother, with whom they lived after their mother's death, followed suit not long after they reached adulthood. It haunted the brothers as well: both suffered from bipolar disorder, and though their creativity helped them achieve success in the world they both had trouble shaking the terrible lows which the condition only served to amplify. In 1997 J. Anthony Lukas, acclaimed author and journalist, succumbed and committed suicide. 'Blue Genes' is a remarkable look at the uncertainty of the past.
  • Silent Grief : Living In the Wake of Suicide

    By Christopher Lukas

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843108474
    • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY
    • Published: March 2007
    (Revised Edition).
  • Staying in Charge

    By Karen Orloff Kaplan

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780471274247
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Published: August 2004
    Practical, emotional, and spiritual guidanceThe time may come when you or a loved one has to face a life-threatening illness; when you realize that you or your loved one may be dying. It's never easy to think about the last years of life, but being prepared can help you have your hopes and wishes realized. By taking the time now to plan for the future, you can maintain control of your life even at the very end.Staying in Charge is a supportive guide to opening up the lines of communication and making life more fulfilling from the first day of diagnosis of a serious illness. This reassuring handbook helps you to focus on important matters such as: Handling a living will or a do-not-resuscitate orderDeciding upon medical power of attorneyGathering support from friends and familyAnd, most significantly, learning to live in the midst of dyingBased on the wisdom of many experts and caregivers in the field, Staying in Charge offers everything you need to know to make the last years of life more fruitful, less isolating, and more comfortable and peaceful-whenever and wherever the journey occurs.""Few of us think of our own death with an open heart or a clear mind. Kaplan and Lukas courageously and compassionately demystify this unknown part of life with practical and spiritual guidance. With Staying in Charge, the secret is out: You can plan for death and, in so doing, learn how to live more fully.""-Beth Witrogen McLeod, author of Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal""Staying in Charge: Practical Plans for the End of Your Life means what it says. When it comes time to manage a serious illness, we all want to be in control. There isn't a person alive who shouldn't read and absorb the counsel of this valorous-and unexpectedly cheering-work.""-Stefan Kanfer, former editor, Time magazine author of Ball of Fire and A Summer World

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