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His bright light : the story of Nick Traina

by Steel, Danielle.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 17 copies
Available (16)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Closed Stacks (Ask at Desk) 92 Trai
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Collection  Closed Stacks (Ask at Desk)
Call Number  92 Trai
Avalon Public Library Biographies 92 TRAINA
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Biographies
Call Number  92 TRAINA
Bethel Park Public Library Biography 92 TRAINA Nick
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 TRAINA Nick
Brentwood Library Nonfiction 616.895092 Steel
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  616.895092 Steel
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 616.89 Stee
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  616.89 Stee
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B T683
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B T683
Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 616.89 STE
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  616.89 STE
Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 616.89 STE
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  616.89 STE
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 92 TRAINA
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  92 TRAINA
North Versailles Public Library Non-Fiction 616.89 STEE
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  616.89 STEE
Northern Tier Regional Library Biography BIO TRAINA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  BIO TRAINA
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 92 TRA
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  92 TRA
Scott Township Library Biography B TRAINA
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B TRAINA
Sewickley Public Library Biography B TRAINA 1998
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B TRAINA 1998
Shaler North Hills Library Biography 92 TRAINA
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 TRAINA
Springdale Free Public Library Adult Nonfiction 616.89 STEE
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  616.89 STEE
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Location Collection Status
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death."

From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him--and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.

Nick rocketed through life like a shooting star. Signs of his illness were subtle, often paradoxical. He spoke in full sentences at age one. He was a brilliant, charming child who never slept. And at first, even his mother explained away his quicksilver moods. Nick always marched to a different drummer. His gift for writing was extraordinary, his musical talent promised a golden future. But by the time he entered junior high, Danielle Steel saw her beloved son hurtling toward disaster and tried desperately to get Nick the help he needed--the opening salvos of what would become a ferocious pitched battle for his life.

Even as he struggled, Nick's charisma and accomplishments remained undimmed. He bared his soul in his journal with uncanny insight, in searing prose, poetry, and song. When he was finally diagnosed and treated, it bought time, but too little. In the end, perhaps nothing could have saved him from the insidious disease that had shadowed him from his earliest years.

At once a loving legacy and an unsparing depiction of a devastating illness, Danielle Steel's tribute to her lost son is a gift of life, hope, healing, and understanding to us all.
Additional Information
Subjects Traina, Nick.
Steel, Danielle.
Manic-depressive persons -- United States -- Biography.
Manic-depressive persons -- United States -- Family relationships.
Women authors, American -- Family relationships.
Publisher New York :Delacorte Press,1998
Language English
Description xxii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0385333463
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