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Now You See the Sky

Narrated by: Catharine H. Murray
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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When Catharine H. Murray travels to a small town on the banks of the Mekong River to work at a refugee camp, she falls in love and marries a local man with whom she has three sons. When their middle son is diagnosed with cancer at age five, their pursuit of a cure takes them from Thailand to Seattle, before they eventually return to Thailand, settling on a remote mountaintop. Full of honesty and grace, Now You See the Sky allows the listener to witness the fathomless loss of a beloved child and learn how tragedy can transform us, expand our vision, and make us more fully alive.

©2018 Catharine H. Murray (P)2018 Tantor

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"As much a eulogy to Chan as a testament to the joy of life, the book is a heartwarming tale of dealing with lifealtering loss.... A tender, love-filled story of how one woman dealt with the loss of a young child." (Kirkus)

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Quiet, honest beauty in the face of life and death

The author's quiet steady voice describes her life, love, and growing family in Thailand before and during the terminal illness of her middle young son. She incorporates the sounds of Thai language, details of cooking and details of life, as she lives with heartbreaking grief. Her steady thoughtful accounting brings in her spiritual work to greet each moment and challenge with loving kindness. I was moved, feeling a spacious quiet peacefulness in the face of loss. Quite an accomplishment to live and write this story.