Held Together + Giveaway
Book Title: Held Together: A True Story of Love's Victory by Jenny Q
Category: Adult Non-Fiction; 456 pages
Release date: June 1, 2018
Tour dates: Sept 10 to 28, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Graphic medical procedures, some bad language)
In January of 2014, Joshua Tree’s beloved village herbalist, Jenny Q. suddenly became seriously ill and rapidly descended into a coma with slender chance of survival. The shock of this news initiated an overwhelming outpouring of love, wit, service, practical magic and sharing of spiritual wisdom between those in her intimate desert community. Indeed it seemed that the entire group became one in their desperate effort and race against the clock to save her life.
While the words of others in the community tell the story in this book, it is Jenny’s own insightful writings that provide a fascinating window into a range of rare experiences. She gives us a unique glimpse into the mysterious worlds encountered while in a coma, the absolute alteration of losing one’s legs, the subtle venom of PTSD, the nightmare of withdrawal from prescription opiates, and the maddening frustration of having to re-learn basic skills previously taken for granted such as the ability to walk.
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At first I was not sure if I liked the format of this book. It is told through a series of voices of people in Jenny's life from her family, friends, community members, and Jenny herself. Each person recounts how they are connected to Jenny from short one page moments to several pages long. Yet, the more I found myself reading this book; the more I realized that I really enjoyed this format. It brought me closer to Jenny as well her story. Additionally, everyone who shared their stories were great too.
What Jenny experienced was horrific. It is not something that you would want to wish on anyone. Yet, she had a very strong support group. This is important. The people in her life gave her strength to keep pushing.
Again due to the format of this book, I really was invested in this book. If you are a fan of memoirs, non fiction, or just really good books; than you will want to pick up a copy of this book to read.
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Meet the Author:
Jenny Q was born in Southern California to Palestinian immigrants. Her love of herbs began in her teens while on the road following the Grateful Dead. After exploring many heart homes, she set her roots in Joshua Tree, California, where she opened Grateful Desert, the local apothecary. Joyously sharing her life with her tight-knit desert community, Jenny lives with her beloveds~ Yazzy, her daughter and Myshkin, her wife.
Connect with Jenny: Website
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