Genre: memoir, narrative nonfiction, inspirational
When All That’s Left of Me Is Love is poignant and powerful. Linda Campanella provides an intimate look inside her family and her heart as she relives the joy-filled year leading to her terminally ill mother’s death. In the process, she comes to terms with the permanence of her loss and finds comfort in profound gratitude for many unexpected gifts.
At once heart-wrenching and heartwarming, When All That’s Left of Me Is Love is about living fully and purposefully after learning someone very dear to us will be gone too soon. Readers can expect to be touched deeply by one woman’s example of grace and courage and one family’s determination to embrace life while awaiting death. The book itself is full of life. It reminds us all to cherish loving relationships and each new day. Intensely personal, its themes – love, family, faith, courage, grief – are universal.
Campanella’s beautiful story of bonds that do not break and love that never dies is hopeful, helpful, and healing. It will inspire not only those who face or fear death (their own or a loved one’s), but also those who love and embrace life.