George Anderson Lost His Wife to Breast Cancer and Has Written and Collected Five Emotionally Complex, Uplifting Stories in One Volume. A Rewarding Experience…

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Of Spiritual Strength and Hope, Author Tells Survivor’s Tales

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In 1992, George Anderson’s thirty-nine year old wife, Lois, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Little did he realize how profoundly her diagnosis would affect him both personally and professionally. As a registered nurse of twenty-five years, he was assaulted by complex emotions both at home and at his workplace, requiring him to brave these emotions on both fronts. His Seasons In Cancer is an extraordinary chronicle of human conflict and resolution and has won the Audie Award in 2001.

The author’s experience with the dread disease as it happened to his soul mate generated five short stories over a seven year period. This chronicle describes the author’s experiences as a man dealing with loss and grief at home and work in today’s society. Although this was a very volatile time for him, the lessons he learns and illustrates with these stories will help everyone who is confronting a life-changing experience-and everyone who has, or had, a friend or loved one undergoing such emotional turmoil.

Beautifully written and illustrated, sometimes painful, sometimes touching, often uplifting, the reader will experience emotions never thought possible in a book such as this. The author has likened this book to a message, a kite flown in the strong breezes of human thought to where “lies a spirit dreaming of hope.”

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About the Author
George S. J. Anderson is the husband of the late Lois A. Anderson, an eighteen-year breast cancer survivor and advocate. He has worked as a registered nurse for thirty-seven years and has had many experiences with oncology patients during his career. He facilitated a support group for husbands/significant others of women with breast cancer for many years before his wife’s passing in 2011. He was awarded the “Nurse of the Year” in 2000 for his hospital and went on to receive the “Outstanding Clinical Nurse” award in 2000 for District 2 of the Maryland Nurses Association. He won his first award for poetry in 1974 with a poem entitled “The Cage.” Since that time he has published poems such as “The Hour of the Child,” “The Fly,” “Night Visions,” “Leaves,” “Old Friends,” “January,” and “Illusions.” He published Journeys with the Watermark Press in 2000. In 1994, he self-published the short story “Remember This.” “Twelve Roses” was published in 1997 in a collection of short stories called Silver Linings, The Other Side of Cancer. He has been published in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer Soul and the book Seasons In Cancer won the Audie Award in 2001. He does his own artwork for his writings and has been drawing in pencil, charcoal, and pastels since 1982.

Seasons In Cancer * by George S. J. Anderson
Publication Date: March 21, 2012
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-8479-1

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