Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ---Albert Einstein

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Meet Mary’s New Book, If I Could Mend Your Heart, a small quiet walk toward healing

Life offers plenty of rewards, adventures and opportunities. It also presents us with setbacks and challenges. Eventually, we all must come to terms with loss. In a new edition of her acclaimed book, If I Could Mend Your Heart (Shorehouse Books, 2017), St. Paul author and retired pediatric hospital chaplain Mary Farr walks readers through sorrow and back to a path toward whole-hearted living.

Farr comes to this thorny topic of grief from her years of experience as a hospital chaplain listening to the needs of families, children, healthcare workers and caregivers as they faced difficult life moments.

“Years ago, when I was training to become a hospital chaplain, my supervisor offered a startling observation,” noted Farr. “You will learn that the art of caring for another during the times of grief have little to do with a job description and everything to do with the interruptions. This book is about those interruptions.”

If I Could Mend Your Heart is a small book with a big message about healing and how we show up and support one another in our troubles. The illustrations by Hannah Farr, niece of the author, offer images from Minnesota’s’ Boundary Waters Canoe Area that transport readers to a small quiet walk filled with authentic words of inspiration and loving kindness.

“I want this book to be a meaningful gift when no words can completely express our care and concern,” Farr explained. “One does not need to be a hospital chaplain to know that we are all invited to walk one another home when the night looks and feels completely dark.”

The fifth inspirational book by Farr, If I Could Mend Your Heart is available on Amazon in print and eBook format. Farr will be speaking throughout the country about grieving, healing and a reason to hope. For information about speaking engagements or special-price book purchases for your organization,

please contact:

Donna Cavanagh, Shorehouse Books