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Her Long Illness by Donald Hall | Friday, October 09, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 9th, 2015

Episode 363 of 788 episodes

Daybreak until nightfall, he sat by his wife at the hospital while chemotherapy dripped through the catheter into her heart. He drank coffee and read the Globe. He paced; he worked on poems; he rubbed her back and read aloud. Overcome with dread, they wept and affirmed their love for each other, witlessly, over and... Read more »

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