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Laura's memoir, Staying Alive: A Love Story, is a story of hope and renewal that centers on her search for meaning after the untimely death of her 49-year-old husband. Told with the grit and wit of a true survivor, her family's experience through more than ten years  may be considered a quiet triumph and touchstone for anyone who has suffered  -- or will suffer -- great loss.

The memoir has received a

* 2013 New York Book Festival Honorable Mention in Nonfiction

* 2012 Readers Views Award - that named SA:ALS one of its three top memoirs

* recommendation by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals

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In addition, Laura's essay "Nesting" appears in the newly published anthology. THREE MINUS ONE: Stories of Parents" Love & Loss, an anthology inspired by the film RETURN TO ZERO.

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Laura is available for readings at support groups, medical forums, church groups, schools, bookstores, and libraries in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York areas.