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When Dr Kate McGarry was diagnosed with an advanced cancer of unknown origin she resolved to write a book to chart her experience: as a woman coming to terms with such devastating news and what this meant to her as a wife and a mother but also, crucially, how she experienced cancer and its treatment as a doctor, who had become a patient.

As Kate adjusted to living with cancer and underwent treatment, she enlisted the help of her husband, fellow doctor, Finbar to help her write the book but then she sadly passed away on the 5 January 2018. With no writing experience, and wrestling with his own heartache, Finbar set about finishing their story. The result is a touchingly beautiful memoir about love, grief and togetherness.

‘A loving memoir of time spent both together and apart … [Kate’s] personal legacy, as a mother, a wife and the life and soul of the party, is recorded beautifully in this moving memoir’ Sunday Business Post

Reviews

Heartbreaking but inspirational, The Heavens Are All Blue is an absorbing account of lives lived to the full ... tenderly told
Irish Examiner
Romance, death, medicine, nostalgia, love, pain - it's all here in one utterly beguiling package. The very stuff, you could say, of life
Irish Independent
A heart-warming memoir
Irish Country Magazine
A loving memoir of time spent both together and apart, with all the intricacies and complications that come with mixing medical expertise and personal illness ... their love story is told with great care and occasional humour ... [a] moving memoir
Sunday Business Post