Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic
By Nora Gallagher
A medical mystery, a spiritual crisis, a riveting memoir
This taut yet lyrical memoir tells the author's experience with a baffling illness poised to take her sight, and gives us as well a deeply felt meditation on our physical and spiritual vulnerability.
A map of illness, uncertainty, and faith that is both meditative and highly relatable for anyone who has experienced life-threatening illness or supported a loved one who has.
- "I love all of Nora Gallagher's books. She's everything I love—smart, searching, vulnerable, faithful, doubting, deeply real and a beautiful writer." — Anne Lamott
- "In Moonlight Sonata, terrified that she will lose her life—or everything that gives it meaning—Gallagher radically redefines what faith means to her. Anyone who has experienced serious illness will appreciate her journey." — Christian Century
- "Nora Gallagher is perfect company, both witty and deep, and she describes . . . spiritual life with absolute accuracy." — Annie Dillard, author of “A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”
- "Life-changing moments take place on seemingly ordinary days when we least expect it. That is one of the many lessons writer Gallagher shares in this compelling memoir of the time she spent in what she calls the Land of Oz." — June Sawyers, Booklist
- "Gallagher . . . finds the humble, bracing imperative to live in the present. 'Task: to be where I am.'" — Publishers Weekly (Read More)