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Spider Lessons: How Nature Helps Us Cope with Loss will be presented on Saturday, July 16 at the Adirondack Country Store at 252 N. Main St in Northville. Local author Patricia Nugent will read excerpts from her new book, They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad. The book, published last December, consists of 300 vignettes portraying the stages of caring for and saying goodbye to a loved one, as seen through the eyes of a daughter and her terminally ill parents.

Readings will reflect lessons the author learned about losing a loved one based on observations of our natural world. According to Nugent, “Losing a loved one is a very painful experience. We desperately try to find ways to keep going, to bear up. As I witnessed my parents’ end-of-life experience, I realized there was much to be learned from the world around us. Connecting with pets and nature brought me comfort and a better understanding of the cycle of life and death – something we all strive for in order to make sense of our grief.” 

 Nugent has been on a reading tour since her book was published and this is her first reading in the Adirondacks.  The 45-minute reading is free and open to the community. For more information, contact the Adirondack Country Store at 863-6056 or Ms. Nugent at


One response to “Press Releases

  1. Nancy Schmitt

    Dear Ms.Nugent, I’m writing to let you know how much I enjoyed your book!Someone gave it to me at a Hospice support group in November 2011 but I couldn’t get myself to read it until yesterday.I couldn’t put it down I read the entire book! My father died in December1996 and my mom died in December2011.Both were on Hospice.Iwas my mom’s primary caregiver for the last 13 years of her life.It was almost like reading my life story.Nancy S. life.


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