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Loved Ones of Children with Challenges to Gain Strength from "Hope runs through it," Sunday

MacKay's poems chronicle her journey of faith and frustration with compassionate honesty, paying homage to the small blessings that are enough to pull one through.

Hear local author M.W. MacKay read from her collection of poems about nature, spirituality, the travails and unexpected joys of raising a child with special needs at the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead on Sunday from 11:30-1:30.

Hope runs through it is getting strong pre-launch praise from the medical community as well as the literary crowd.

"It’s so profoundly moving," "it took my breath away," and "it brought me to tears" are among the common reactions of early readers. One health care provider said she thought of all the families it would speak to, strengthening hope.

MacKay quickly sold out of the 10 pre-release books she brought to a holiday fair last week, with more selling briskly at Amazon!

All are welcome at this joyful occasion, where she will read from the collection, refreshments will be served, and signed copies will be available for purchase.

Hope runs through it, published by Four Square Press (foursquarepress.com), is also available at Spirit of '76 2 bookstore in Vinnin Square.

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