by A.A.E. Murphy

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/31/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781504353434
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781504353441
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781504353458

About the Book

Award-winning educator, environmentalist and world traveler A.A.E. Murphy details the catastrophic consequences of both her and her husband’s H1N1 (“swine”) flu in this brutally honest story. Readers ride out trials of illness, death, faith, family, love, caretaking, and rehabilitation from cover to cover through Murphy’s artful prose. Health is wealth; find out how Murphy navigates through colossal loss, and what lessons can be gained from suffering in Viral: A True Story of Epidemic Flu, Fear and Faith.

About the Author

Murphy was born and raised in New England, USA to a German immigrant mother and a second generation Irish father. Compelled to animal, child, political and environmental activism, she discovered the private joy and power of wordsmithing in her early years, before computers and digital media.

She holds a BS in Special Education MS in Education. Earning awards for Writing, Art, Photography and Grant Writing, she brought her gifts to a teaching career spanning over twenty years in a variety of venues including public, private and alternative, teaching students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve, community college and senior centers.

Never forgetting her roots, her love for travel, world culture, transformative dialogue and cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), she has traveled to and lived in faraway places.

She shares her country home in the city with husband Joe and peaceful cohabitation with rescued animals including a retired racing greyhound, cats and ducks.