Elizabeth Lesser, author of Marrow, on tour September/October 2016

Posted By on September 18, 2016

Marrow coverAbout Marrow

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (September 20, 2016)

The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love.

A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love—honestly, generously, and authentically.

Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a “soul marrow transplant,” examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other’s true selves. Their process—before, during, and after the transplant—encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives.

But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie’s body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love—love of other, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of ourselves.

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elizabeth-lesser-apAbout Elizabeth Lesser

ELIZABETH LESSER is the author of The Seeker’s Guide and the New York Times bestseller Broken Open. She is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences that focus on holistic health, psychology, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Prior to her work at Omega, she was a midwife and childbirth educator. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.

Find out more about Elizabeth at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 20th: BookNAround

Wednesday, September 21st: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, September 23rd: As I turn the pages

Monday, September 26th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, September 27th: Show This Book Some Love

Wednesday, September 28th: Back Porchervations

Thursday, September 29th: Literary Quicksand

Friday, September 30th: Emerald City Book Review

Wednesday, October 5th: Rebecca Radish

Monday, October 10th: Bookish Realm Reviews

Tuesday, October 11th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, October 12th: Books on the Table

Thursday, October 13th: Mom in Love With Fiction

Friday, October 14th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

TBD: A Musing Reviews

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