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The Still Point of the Turning World

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Description for The Still Point of the Turning World Paperback. A New York Times bestseller, The Still Point of the Turning World is Emily Rapp's arresting eulogy for her late son Ronan: a mother's experience raising a terminally ill child, and what it teaches her about family, grief and parenting. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: BM; VFJB; VFJX; VFX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 17. Weight in Grams: 184.

With a new chapter detailing the events that have taken place since Ronan's passing in February 2013.

Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her son, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, level-headed but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education.

But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare ... Read more

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About Emily Rapp
A former Fulbright scholar and graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Emily Rapp is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon and Slate among other pubblications. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, a James A. Michener Fellowship at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence ... Read more

Reviews for The Still Point of the Turning World
A radiant book steeped in deep feelings.
Los Angeles Times
Rapp combines an essayist's willingness to lay herself bare on the page, a theologian's search to plumb the mysteries of life and a poet's precision.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Rapp has written a beautiful and passionate elegy for her son, a book that offers deep wisdom ... Read more

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