MD (November 2009)-Health Professions Press is pleased to announce
that Facing Death: A Companion in Words and Images by Linda
Watson is the winner of a 2009 National Best Books Award. Presented
by USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website
for mainstream and independent publishing houses, the 6th annual
National Best Books Awards "
yielded an unprecedented
number of entries which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners
and finalists," commented Jeff Keen, President & CEO of
USABookNews.com. "The 2009 results represent a phenomenal mix
of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States."
Facing Death received the top award in the Spirituality:
Journals & Quotes category.
know what a unique and essential resource we have created in Facing
Death and it is wonderful to have this kind of national recognition
for the book," states Melissa Behm, President of Health Professions
Press. "Our hope is to get this book into the hands of those
who need it most, and this award will definitely help us in this
Death offers not only comfort and inspiration, but it can also
be customized to the individual needs of each person who is dying.
The book combines breathtaking nature photographs with affirmations
that nurture the emotional, spiritual, and psychological needs of
individuals at the end of life. It addresses both practical and
metaphysical concerns for the person who is dying, and also serves
as a gateway to meaningful conversations between the dying person
and those nearest to him/her, including professional and family
caregivers, family members, and friends.
Linda Watson is a former pastoral and supportive care professional
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who has worked extensively with the dying
and bereaved. Her counseling and theological training, plus her
own life experiences, have combined to give her the knowledge and
sensitivity to create this invaluable resource and to be a positive
presence at the sides of those facing death.
The book's photographer, Maggie Sale, is a Toronto-based photographer
specializing in landscape and nature photography. Ms. Sale's images
have appeared in exhibitions and been published in magazines and
books in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. She is a member of the Canadian
Association for Photographic Art.
For more information or to order Facing Death: A Companion in
Words and Images by Linda Watson, please visit the www.healthpropress.com/facingdeath.
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