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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying (2017)

por Nina Riggs

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Biography & Autobiography. Medical. Nonfiction. HTML:* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

"Stunning...heartrending...this year's When Breath Becomes Air." ??Nora Krug, The Washington Post

"Beautiful and haunting." ??Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

"Deeply affecting...simultaneously heartbreaking and funny." ??People (Book of the Week)

"Vivid, immediate." ??Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe

Starred reviews from * Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal *

Best Books of 2017 Selection by * The Washington Post *

Most Anticipated Summer Reading Selection by * The Washington Post * Entertainment Weekly * Glamour * The Seattle Times * Vulture * InStyle * Bookpage * Bookriot * Real Simple * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution *

The New York Times bestseller by poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, is "a stunning...heart-rending meditation on life...It is this year's When Breath Becomes Air" (The Washington Post).
We are breathless but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.

Poet and essayist Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer??one small spot. Within a year, she received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal.

How does a dying person learn to live each day "unattached to outcome"? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? How does a young mother and wife prepare her two young children and adored husband for a loss that will shape the rest of their lives? How do we want to be remembered?

Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, Nina asks: What makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? "Profound and poignant" (O, The Oprah Magazine), The Bright Hour is about how to make the most of all the days, even the painful ones. It's about the way literature, especially Nina's direct ancestor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and her other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer.

Brilliantly written and exceptionally moving, it's a "deeply affecting memoir, a simultaneously heartbreaking and funny account of living with loss and the specter of death. As Riggs lyrically, unflinchingly details her reality, she finds beauty and truth that comfort even amid the crushing sadness" (People, Book of the Week).

Tender and heartwarming, The Bright Hour "is a gentle reminder to cherish each day" (Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books) and offers us this important perspective: "You can read a multitude books about how to die, but Riggs, a dying woman, will show you how to live" (The New York Times Book Review, Ed
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[b:The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying|34104392|The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying|Nina Riggs|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1507193499s/34104392.jpg|55126924] is a very personal book written by a poet and young mother diagnosed with terminal breast cancer at thirty-seven. I don't usually go for illness memoirs but this was special with the humor, irony and simply lovely writing about nature, family, dogs, and memento mori. I appreciated her references to Emerson and Montaigne, her depiction of her young sons, love for her husband and her folks and fellow patients, and the heaven and hell of medical treatment. ( )
  featherbooks | May 7, 2024 |
Beautifully written and gut wrenching, sweet, sad, funny, hopeful, heartbreaking, so,so many emotions while reading this book. I know I will think of Nina from time to time in the years ahead - it's that kind of book- it stays with you. ( )
  carolfoisset | Apr 16, 2024 |
Memoir of short essays by young woman diagnosed with breast cancer that then progresses to Stage IV terminal diagnosis. The book chronicles her experiences as her own mother dies of cancer during her treatment, with a friend with a similar disease progression, and dealing with her marriage and her young children as life and the disease move on.

It's written very well and conveys her feelings while leaving out most of the terrible details of her illness. ( )
  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
Brilliant and beautiful. Funny, charming, heartbreaking. Is it weird that I feel proud the author was from Greensboro?! Highly recommended. ( )
  fmclellan | Jan 23, 2024 |
nonfiction / cancer memoir (posthumous publication) by poet and mother of two young boys (and apparently, descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson), diagnosed at age 37 with what would turn out to be a very aggressive form of breast cancer

short chapters with humor and light make this easy to read, sad content makes it hard to forget. ( )
  reader1009 | Jun 17, 2023 |
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I am cheered with the moist, warm, glittering, budding and melodious hour that takes down the narrow walls of my soul and extends its pulsation and life to the very horizon. That is morning; to cease for a bright hour to be a prisoner of this sickly body and to become as large as the World.
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for my boys: John, Freddy, and Benny; and in memory of my mom, Janet Angela Riggs, 1947-2015
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Biography & Autobiography. Medical. Nonfiction. HTML:* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

"Stunning...heartrending...this year's When Breath Becomes Air." ??Nora Krug, The Washington Post

"Beautiful and haunting." ??Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

"Deeply affecting...simultaneously heartbreaking and funny." ??People (Book of the Week)

"Vivid, immediate." ??Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe

Starred reviews from * Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal *

Best Books of 2017 Selection by * The Washington Post *

Most Anticipated Summer Reading Selection by * The Washington Post * Entertainment Weekly * Glamour * The Seattle Times * Vulture * InStyle * Bookpage * Bookriot * Real Simple * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution *

The New York Times bestseller by poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, is "a stunning...heart-rending meditation on life...It is this year's When Breath Becomes Air" (The Washington Post).
We are breathless but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.

Poet and essayist Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer??one small spot. Within a year, she received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal.

How does a dying person learn to live each day "unattached to outcome"? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? How does a young mother and wife prepare her two young children and adored husband for a loss that will shape the rest of their lives? How do we want to be remembered?

Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, Nina asks: What makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? "Profound and poignant" (O, The Oprah Magazine), The Bright Hour is about how to make the most of all the days, even the painful ones. It's about the way literature, especially Nina's direct ancestor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and her other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer.

Brilliantly written and exceptionally moving, it's a "deeply affecting memoir, a simultaneously heartbreaking and funny account of living with loss and the specter of death. As Riggs lyrically, unflinchingly details her reality, she finds beauty and truth that comfort even amid the crushing sadness" (People, Book of the Week).

Tender and heartwarming, The Bright Hour "is a gentle reminder to cherish each day" (Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books) and offers us this important perspective: "You can read a multitude books about how to die, but Riggs, a dying woman, will show you how to live" (The New York Times Book Review, Ed

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