The Dying of the Light

by Donald J. Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/20/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781449033248
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781449033279
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781449033231

About the Book

As a community volunteer for several years, I have come to know many elderly people, to listen to the stories of their lives, and to witness their needs and complaints.  Some are no longer with us, of course, but others soldier on, enduring life’s challenges, suffering ungrateful children, and combating an indifferent society. 

      One important discovery I have made is that it is elemental to listen.  The listening is the best and most affirmative part of my service to the elderly.  Hardly anyone actually cares what they say or what they think.  It is necessary that their voices be heard.  What I have tried to do in The Dying of the Light is to restore their voices. 

About the Author

Donald J. Richardson is a member of the English Department at Phoenix College in Arizona where he teaches English Composition, British Literature, and Introduction to Shakespeare. The Dying of the Light  is his seventh published work, all available from AuthorHouse.  His hobbies are singing, reading, cooking, gardening, and woodworking.  He also does volunteer work in the community.