The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.”
Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 p.m. for continued discussion, Q&A and the book signing.
Cuenin shares her stories hiking in Seward and Juneau’s mountains, living aboard a tugboat in Sitka and being in the company of bears. An experienced hospice nurse and an avid hiker and skier, Cuenin suddenly found herself unable to catch her breath. After an emergency room exam and treatment for a collapsed lung, she was told she was facing an untreatable disease that will rob her of all her breath.
With humor and brutal honesty, Cuenin shares her responses to pain and loss of an active life. “This book is poignant and uplifting, sad and hopeful. It is a story of courage and love, wonder and anger. It is beautifully writtena nd will make you cry, laugh, and wonder how in the world the universe works,” wrote one Amazon reviewer.