The Last Leaves Falling

The Last Leaves Falling

By  Sarah Benwell

I cannot mourn, for I have lived a life of mountain air and cherry blossoms, steel, and honour.
An achingly beautiful story of courage, loss and friendship.

And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this . . .

Japanese teenager Sora is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future.

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February 2, 2015

Definitions (Young Adult)

RRP $19.99

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January 29, 2015

RHCP Digital

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