Honor Thy Children

One Family's Journey to Wholeness

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Published by: Conari Press
Release Date: February 1, 199
Pages: 315
ISBN13: 978-1573240772


The inspirational account of a Japanese-American family's triumph in the face of the death of their three children, two from AIDS and a third the victim of a tragic drive-by shooting. Honor Thy Children chronicles the creation, devastation, and remarkable resurrection of the Nakatanis - who journey from unimaginable grief to healing.


“This is a story that will break your heart and make it whole again. It will bring you into the realms of humanness and compassion you didn’t know you had. It might even set you free to love in ways you’ve never loved before.”
Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking

“From great tragedies emerge stories of people showing exceptional strength. Molly Fumia brings to life one of those stories with her writing about a family robbed of its children through AIDS and violence. In the face of such misery, this family’s response strengthens us all. It is a story worth reading and a strength worth witnessing.”
Donald P. Francis, M.D., former director of The Center for Disease Control AIDS Laboratory Activities

"Skillfully using letters, interviews, conversations and oral testimony, Fumia, author of previous books on grieving, gives her moving study of family dynamics complexity."
–Publishers Weekly

"Written with compassion, humor, and a minimum of sentimentality, the book is a heartbreaking, riveting study that works both as a moving testament to human endurance in the face of tragedy and as a graphic caution against the physical and psychological ravages of homophobia and AIDS."
–Library Journal