Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards

Reviews of Resilience:

“Short but surprisingly deep . . . . It's a small book but a powerful one. And when you finish it you have not just a deeper understanding of Elizabeth Edwards but also a better appreciation for the strength of will it can take to survive.”
Los Angeles Times

Resilience is a fine memoir. It's written with clarity and grace, with a self-knowledge that is hard-won and well-expressed, and it does the one thing that a good memoir must: It allows you to see the world through another person's soul (which is a much greater challenge than walking a mile in their shoes). It shines with a quiet intelligence...Resilience has something new and crucial to say about grief, a subject about which Elizabeth Edwards has had to become a reluctant expert . . . [A] small polished jewel of a book.”
—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

Reader Praise for Saving Graces:

“I feel as if I've just had a long heart-to-heart with a wonderful new friend. Your writing is so open and engaging, truly.”
—Louisa Dykstra, Des Moines, IA

“I admire your continued courage, wisdom, and generosity. You are truly an inspiration.”
—Peggy Abrams, Raleigh, NC

“ I wept when I read about your son Wade, and I can't even imagine how you felt when you discovered your breast cancer. But you are a survivor. Your strength is an inspiration to me. Thank you.”
—Amy Manata, Skokie, IL

“I have taken so much wisdom from your words and those of your husband. Life is full of heartache. But life is such a wonderful tapestry of colors, grays and oranges, sad ones, happy ones. . . ”
—Priscilla Harcourt, Tewksbury, MA

“You are an inspiration and not simply because of your own courage but because you lead us to other heroes. You show me the hero that is your son and the hero that is my mother.”
—Carina Ost, Los Angeles, CA

“It is you who deserves our graces. You showed the world how to be strong, courageous, and most of all determined.”
—Eddie Alexander, San Mateo, CA

“You have been an inspiration to me because of your grace and consideration to all of us who support your battle against breast cancer as well as your obvious humanity and ability to speak to us as though we were in your living room.”
—Ellen E. Schaefer, Eugene, OR