“When Christine read my manuscript, she was moved by Lauren’s life story, urging me to add and weave bits of my own into it. The story I started out with, that of a singularly strong and resilient woman, evolved into one of a deep female friendship that ultimately influenced the way my husband and I would talk about crucial life and death decisions. It was a pleasure to work with Christine, a skilled editor who reliably offered her encouragement, insight, and enthusiastic support.”