Author Leslie Lowe Releases "Autumn Gold: A Rendezvous with Cancer, Knowing Death is Not Final"

An indomitable spirit receives a devastating diagnosis, what follows is a story of love, community, faith, and a determination to live life to the fullest.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - March 3, 2022 - PRLog -- PenPower Book Marketing & 33 Greyhound Press are pleased to announce the release of Lesley Lowe's debut book, Autumn Gold, a candid exploration of love and loss, an homage to her daughter—Vashti Lowe—who died from multiple myeloma in 2015.

Autumn Gold focuses on Vashti, a multiracial woman in the prime of life. A successful attorney in the Albuquerque DA's Office, she's known for her caring and vivacious personality. An unexpected cancer diagnosis throws Vashti's life into turmoil. When confronted with an aggressive form of multiple myeloma, she is forced to examine what life means to her. It is through Vashti's interactions and relationships with others that the book really shines.

Some 40% of US citizens will develop cancer at some point in their lives. While the impact to individuals and immediate family is often discussed, not much consideration is given to the wider impacts of such diagnoses. Autumn Gold addresses this deficit by exploring Vashti's relationship to others in her community. Throughout the story, the reader is given glimpses of how Vashti's very presence impacts those around her.

It is also a reflection about faith and its impact while battling a terminal disease. Vashti meditates and believes in the power of dreams, and she is shown facing the emotional lows of her disease, and turning to her faith for strength as she undergoes treatment. By giving voice to family and friends, Autumn Gold celebrates the belief that fighting for more time is a worthwhile endeavor.

"Vashti's goal was to write a book encouraging other cancer patients to keep fighting, no matter the odds," concludes Lowe. "She believed there was always hope and wanted others to experience it for themselves. I sincerely hope that Autumn Gold gives others the courage and conviction to take that next step forward in their own path."

The release of Autumn Gold coincides with Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Lowe hopes that this will encourage discussions about this type of cancer and inspire testing for bone marrow donation eligibility.


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