Last Things

Maris­sa Ann Moss

  • From the Publisher
May 16, 2017

Using words and pic­tures togeth­er to sharp effect, Last Things is the true sto­ry of how one fam­i­ly copes with the dev­as­tat­ing effects of cat­a­stroph­ic ill­ness. After return­ing home from a year abroad, Moss’s hus­band, Har­vey, was diag­nosed with ALS. The dis­ease pro­gressed quick­ly and Moss was soon con­sumed with car­ing for Har­vey, while try­ing to keep life as nor­mal as pos­si­ble for her young chil­dren. This is not a sto­ry about the redemp­tive pow­er of ter­mi­nal ill­ness, it is a sto­ry of resilience. It’s a sto­ry of how a fam­i­ly man­aged to sur­vive a ter­ri­ble loss and grow strong despite it. Last Things offers an inti­mate and pro­found win­dow into heart­break, help­ing us to grow in impor­tant ways — ulti­mate­ly, we are trans­formed through the love and loss and art with­in its pages.

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