by Nechama Liss-Levinson

“Just Get There!”

Confronting Illness with Spirit

Reading Fierce Joy: A Memoir (Greenpoint Press, $20) offers entry to one woman’s extraordinary journey inside the world of illness, along with her honest response to its repercussions. Ellen Schecter takes us through the process of her initial diagnosis of lupus, and continues to keep us with her through her years of bodily deterioration and psychological resilience.

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