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To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

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To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

What are the limits of love? What determines how resilient a couple’s love will be? The award-winning writer Alix Kates Shulman had considered these questions throughout her life but discovered their answers only in the aftermath of her husband’s traumatic brain injury. Seventy-five-year-old Scott York had been her beloved for decades when, in a secluded Maine cottage on a summer night in 2004, he sustained the near-fatal nine-foot fall that would radically change their lives. After months of hospitalization, he was released into Alix’s care. She had hoped they would be able to resume their old routine, an active life in Manhattan, filled with creative work, friends, and family. But he was clearly altered, in ways that tested her courage --- and her devotion to the Scott she had relished since she was a teenager. Weaving together highly charged scenes from the distant past with the galvanizing events of the near present, To Love What Is brings us a bittersweet yet inspiring perspective on enduring love.

To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed
by Alix Kates Shulman

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374532052
  • ISBN-13: 9780374532055