Green Vanilla Tea is a story of compassion and courage in the face of a deadly and little understood illness. Above all, it is a love story.
Marie Williams watches helplessly as an undiagnosable condition debilitates her husband, Dominic, in both body and mind. As the condition develops, the normally devoted family man and loving partner seems to disappear beneath an expressionless face and a relentless desire to walk and walk and walk at all hours of the day and night.
In a compelling story that spans both joy and sadness, Marie Williams writes about the bonds in her family, her sons’ love for their father, the spirit that sustains them all during the most testing of experiences and about the struggle they faced in dealing with the inexplicable.
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About the Author
Marie Williams grew up in South Africa and lived in Canada before moving to Australia. She has worked as a social worker and family therapist in health settings, not-for-profit sectors and private practice. She is also an artist and believes in the power of creativity and story to transform. Green Vanilla Tea is her first book.