More Than Meets the Eye : The Story of a Remarkable Life and a Transcending Love
This powerfully moving and inspiring book describes the experiences of a remarkable young woman who has faced an ordeal of personal tragedy that would be the despair of most, but that she managed to overcome.Joan Brock was born and raised in what she describes as a "serpentless, California Eden." Lithe and blithe-spirited, she had considered a career as a professional dancer. Instead she was drawn to a more challenging vocation - teaching sightless children in an Iowa school for the blind how to cope in the visible world most of us take for granted.There she fell in love with and married a colleague, and, following the birth of a daughter, life seemed "barely short of perfect." But one winter day when Joan was in her early thirties, fate began to turn against her - not once but twice - delivering blows that might have given most of us ample excuse to live out our years in cringing self-pity, wondering, Why me? Yet such a response would have been totally out of character for this young woman. "Why not me?" has been her reply, both then and now.Armed with a combination of faith, courage, and determination, Joan confronted her lot and carried on. The story of how she did so is a marvelously inspiring journey that will touch every reader. Yet More That Meets the Eye goes far beyond being just another account of triumph over tragedy. It is also a love story - one that proclaims love of life, compassion for those most in need of care, and, in a joyous ending, romantic love as tender as its telling.
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- 139.7 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
- 01 Jul 1994
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States