Marie de Hennezel is a gifted psychologist who works as part of a remarkable team of doctors and nurses in a hospital for the terminally ill in Paris. The men and women who come there do not always know that they are dying. It is Marie de Hennezel's aim to bring them - and their loved ones - to this knowledge and then to encourage them to live each day that remains as fully and serenely as possible.
Through her amazing gentleness and the unforgettable people she helps, we learn how precious the final days of a person's life can be and how deeply moving it is to share these moments with someone else. In an age where people hesitate to talk about dying, this important and ground-breaking book lends us the strength to confront the mysteries of death, gives us hope and celebrates the courage of the human spirit. It is also remarkably life-affirming.