Finding My Invincible Summer


by Muriel Vasconcellos

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/13/2012

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781452561813
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781452561806
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781452561790

About the Book

After a tumultuous life that included tragedy, betrayal, and corrosive guilt (told in flashbacks), Muriel finally finds love and happiness, only to be stricken with breast cancer. It appears that she has won that battle when life turns brutal again with the wrenching loss of her soul mate and, soon afterwards, another cancer diagnosis—this time of metastasis to her bones. She was given just six months to live. Unremitting pain, both physical and psychological, sends her to the depth of despair, where she seeks to end her life.

Instead, Muriel embarks on a courageous quest for health that includes not only her body, but also her psyche and spirit. She discovers that all aspects of her being are woven into one tapestry—you cannot permanently heal one part without the others. In the midst of this journey she has her third bout with cancer. This time she has the understanding and tools to walk away from conventional treatment and practice gentle approaches to becoming and staying well. Ultimately, she is led to the joy and serenity that abide in the deep recesses of her soul—her Invincible Summer.

About the Author

Muriel Vasconcellos is a translator by profession. She has a Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University, where she also taught translation for 14 years. As a freelance translator, she has clients throughout the world, including several international organizations. She lives in San Diego with her Malt-Tzu pups, Sunshine and Snow.