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Miles To Go Before I Sleep Reviews

Miles To Go Before I Sleep by Claire Gilbert

Miles To Go Before I Sleep: Letters on Hope, Death and Learning to Live

Claire Gilbert

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 18 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781529359725

The diary of an incurable cancer diagnosis, and finding hope in the face of mortality

4 stars out of 5
2 Apr 2021

"intense, evocative and moving"

Indeed, the work flows and expands as she receives more devastating blows. While her body shatters through brutal and complex cancer treatments, it is her spiritual life that opens and unfolds. We have, of course, read stories like this before but there is something about the breadth, the theological tenderness of the letters, that creates a practical guide not just from treatment to transplant, but from worry into wisdom. The words originally existed for family and friends but now, in public, work to reclaim the grey, unnameable space that trauma occupies through diary writing.