When All That’s Left of Me is Love: An Author’s Ode to Her Late Mother

Campanella coverOn Wednesday May 8, the Farmington main library welcomes local author, Linda Campanella, for a talk about her memoir, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

“When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go” is a moving and unforgettable story of a daughter’s undying love for her dying mother. At the same time, this book is a portrait of a dying woman’s courage, grace, and gratitude and of her family’s unwavering determination to enjoy life while anticipating death. It is a heartwarming account that will gently move those who have experienced loss beyond their profound grief to a place of deep gratitude. Although it is a story born of death, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love,” is above all, an uplifting tale of living, loving, believing, and letting go. It will move and inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.

“When All That’s Left of Me Is Love” was recently awarded first-place Reader Views 2012 Literary Awards in two categories, including memoir/autobiography/biography, and earned a special award for the Best Memoir or Biography. In addition, the book was named a 2012 Nautilus Silver Award winner. Described by readers as “unforgettable,”the book also has been lauded by pastors, spiritual counselors, hospice practitioners, palliative care advocates, oncologists, grief counselors, and others involved in or interested in end-of-life care.

Linda Campanella keeps busy as a Connecticut-based management consultant; her solo practice serves nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions. In previous stops along her career path she was a corporate executive in the aerospace industry, a senior administrator at a private college, and an international trade negotiator in the executive branch of the federal government. She calls herself an “accidental author,” saying that this book essentially wrote itself in the weeks of intense grief following her mother’s death.

Advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org.  It is free and open to the public.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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