Kingston author’s new book Dear Friends will tug at your heart
Title: Dear Friends
Publisher: PathBinder Publishing
Working as a pediatric intensivist, Dr. Greg Stidham interacted with many people over his 32-year career. One thing he’s thought a lot about as a result is chance encounters and how, even though we may not notice it at the time, they can be life-changing in their scale and importance.
Dr. Stidham’s third book Dear Friends, reflects on chance encounters and short, or sometimes long-lived, relationships. It features ten touching stories of different people in difficult, heartwarming, and melancholic situations.
Some of the book’s stand-out stories include a tale of an orphaned boy who relocates to a small Colorado mountain town where he begins taking care of a man with terminal cancer; a young intellectually disabled man who volunteers for the Salvation Army as a donation collector at Christmas; and the story of a middle-aged man who takes a long bus trip where he meets a young woman facing her own challenges.
Dear Friends will tug at your heart with its well-written stories and is available globally in hardcover, paperback, and ebook format.
About the Author:
Dr. Stidham is a retired Professor of Pediatrics from Queens University and the Kingston Health Science Centre who resides in Kingston, Ontario. Earlier in his career, Dr. Stidham spent 28 year working in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, in Memphis. Today, he works as a volunteer bereavement counsellor for parents. Dear Friends is his third book.