NOW I KNOW THE WORLD IS ROUND: STORIES AT THE END OF LIFE
Mary Louise Chown, based in Winnipeg , Manitoba, has recently published a book about the years she spent working as a visiting artist in Winnipeg Hospitals and Palliative care centers. Her book was on the McNally Robinson best- seller list in November 2011. Mary Louise Chown chronicles some of her memorable experiences with those nearing the end of their life, as she told stories and played music to celebrate the preciousness of human existence and the inevitability of death. This is a wonderful book about the place of storytelling in healthcare.
“Mary Louise Chown is our guide, showing us the power and the gift of being present in the moment, listening for what may be needed and offering what we can with humility and joy. The stories, both personal tales and folktales, are a wonderful resource, as is her practical advice, but even more valuable is her invitation to accompany her as she accompanies the dying and their families – sharing stories, playing music, listening, simply being.” Gail Rosen