Only Spring: On Mourning the Death of My Son
Gordon Livingston M.D., Mark Helprin


The loss of a child is every parent's most unspeakable fear. Gordon Livingston survived that tragedy not once but twice in successive years: he lost two of his sons--one to suicide, the other to leukemia. Crafted from the journal he began keeping when the family received six-year-old Lucas's diagnosis, Only Spring traces Gordon Livingston's excruciating ordeal of witnessing his child's courageous battle and the agonizing cycle of faith lost and hope regained as he begins to heal from Lucas's death. As a memorial, Only Spring will introduce you to a remarkable child whose legacy of hope and love can enrich each of us. As a portrait of survival, it will infuse us with the strength and faith to confront the most profound challenges in our lives.


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