Witness Chair

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Here’s the publisher’s book summary:

The poignant story of a marriage as well as a gallant journey into loss, Witness Chair is both a beautifully written personal memoir and a compassionate guidebook to the art of living in the face of suffering and death. In his last years, artist Christopher Horton, the author’s husband, worked on the design of sixteen “chair” maquettes in preparation for an art installation to commemorate the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. In reflecting on her long marriage and the difficult months before her husband’s death from leukemia, author Sherry Horton draws on the unsettling yet powerful significance of the various chairs, seeing her life and the death of her husband through the concepts of accusation, displacement, rumor, captivity, and heaven. Leah Leatherbee describes Witness Chair as a “quietly searing account of the unspoken,” and Bernie Siegel soberly remarks: “In love’s service and the process of life and healing, only the wounded soldier can serve. Read Sherry’s words and understand why.”

ART / General
SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement

Interior and cover designed by Shanti Arts Designs

ISBN: 978-1-941830-36-9 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
ISBN: 978-1-941830-37-6 (digital)

LCCN: 2016942223

Published by Shanti Arts Publishing, 2016

180 pages