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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm Sure You Have Something Purple to Wear

If you have a purple sweater, or shirt, or a scarf, pull it out and wear it this Friday, March 26, for Epilepsy Awareness Day. It's a day in which people can learn about epilepsy and support those who have it. Epilepsy has long been a misunderstood and hidden illness, and it's time to bring it out into the light.

For information about epilepsy, visit the Epilepsy Foundation website. Or borrow one of our books in the 616.853 section. We have books of information for children, too, including a picture book for the younger ones, Lee: The Rabbit With Epilepsy by Deborah M. Moss [JP MOS]. To learn more about Purple Day, click here.

In our collection we have a novel,Lying Awake, by Mark Salzman [F SAL]. In it, a nun deals with epilepsy...
In a Carmelite monastery outside present-day Los Angeles, life goes on in a manner virtually un-changed for centuries. Sister John of the Cross has spent years there in the service of God. And there, she alone experiences visions of such dazzling power and insight that she is looked upon as a spiritual master. But Sister John's visions are accompanied by powerful headaches, and when a doctor reveals that they may be dangerous, she faces a devastating choice. For if her spiritual gifts are symptoms of illness rather than grace, will a "cure" mean the end of her visions and a soul once again dry and searching?
Intriguing, isn't it?

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