Release Date: November 6, 2018
Travel to a Thai village and into the tangle of a young family as their middle son battles leukemia. Bask in the quiet rhythm of a culture steeped in Buddhist wisdom and practice. Feel the fathomless loss of a beloved child. Learn how tragedy can transform us, expand our vision and make us more fully alive.
“Murray’s lucid meditations and living-in-the-moment attitude—e.g., providing simple pleasures like a favorite food to a sick child—serve as useful reminders to all of us that life is precious and fleeting and must be enjoyed to the fullest. It’s a simple message but an important one. As much a eulogy to Chan as a testament to the joy of life, the book is a heartwarming tale of dealing with life-altering loss…A tender, love-filled story of how one woman dealt with the loss of a young child.” —Kirkus Review
“Now You See the Sky is singular, as wise and beautiful and elegiac as it is specific and in-the-moment. It’s a rare memoir in that it gives the impression that time can be stopped. There are images in here, gestures of love, and its hard conversations, that a reader will remember forever.”
–Rick Bass, Winner of the 2017 Story Prize and author of For a Little While
“Now You See the Sky might be set in Thailand but even after only a few pages this gorgeous debut memoir is located firmly in the reader’s heart. I thank and applaud Catharine Murray for the openness, honesty, and beauty with which she tells this ungilded story of a mother’s love for a dying child. An essential recommendation for those living with loss.”
–Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of This Is Paradise: An Irish Mother’s Grief, an African Village’s Plight, and the Medical Clinic That Brought Fresh Hope to Both