img Leseprobe Leseprobe

Passing: A Memoir of Love and Death

Michael Korda

ca. 20,99
Amazon iTunes Hugendubel Bü kobo Osiander Google Books Barnes&Noble Legimi
* Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Hinweis: Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Links auf sind sogenannte Affiliate-Links. Wenn du auf so einen Affiliate-Link klickst und über diesen Link einkaufst, bekommt von dem betreffenden Online-Shop oder Anbieter eine Provision. Für dich verändert sich der Preis nicht.

Liveright img Link Publisher

Sachbuch / Biographien, Autobiographien


In the tradition of The Year of Magical Thinking comes a legendary editor’s unflinching love song about his radiant wife, Margaret, and her battle with cancer.

It was a warm April in Pleasant Valley when Margaret Korda, normally a fearless horsewoman, dropped her horsewhip while she was riding. Such a mild slip was easy to ignore, but when other troubling symptoms accumulated, she confided to her husband, “Michael, I think something serious is wrong with me.” Within a few rapid weeks, the fiercely independent, former fashion model was diagnosed with brain cancer, while Michael, once reliant on her steeliness, became her caregiver, deciphering bewildering medical reports and packing her beloved toiletries for the hospital. An operation performed by a renowned surgeon allowed Margaret to ride her favorite competition horse Logan go Bragh a few more times, but Margaret’s tumors quickly returned—leaving her to grapple with the reality of impending death. In rapturous prose, Korda, a modern- day Orpheus, braids her heroic story with heartrending details of their final year together. Passing, a tender memoir, is a testament to the transcendent possibilities of love.



terminal illness, famous editors, rural, mourning, neurology, village, do no harm, widow, metastasis, old age, radiology, marriage, literary love, grief, rhinebeck, end of life care, cancer treatment, hospital, chemotherapy, duchess county, radiosurgery, stable, neurosurgery, grieving, dying, widower, being mortal, hospice, westchester, vulnerability, gamma knife, small town, brain tumor, radiation, central park, death, tumor, euthanasia, icu, love story, manhattan, mortality, aging, brain surgery, surgery, joan didion, cancer, editor