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Marrow - A Love Story

Elizabeth Lesser

The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant-one the donor and one the recipient-begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love. A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love-honestly, generously, and authentically. Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a "soul marrow transplant," examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other's true selves. Their process-before, during, and after the transplant-encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives. But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie's body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love-love of other, love of self, love of the world-Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memo

The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant-one the donor and one the recipient-begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love. A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love-honestly, generously, and authentically. Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a "soul marrow transplant," examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other's true selves. Their process-before, during, and after the transplant-encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives. But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie's body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love-love of other, love of self, love of the world-Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memo
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant-one the donor and one the recipient-begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love. A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love-honestly, generously, and authentically. Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a "soul marrow transplant," examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other's true selves. Their process-before, during, and after the transplant-encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives. But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie's body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love-love of other, love of self, love of the world-Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sally Field

Length:

9h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:31