Nurse Practitioner Releases New Book Entitled Cancer Widow

Author and nurse, Lynn Kelly Devlin is pleased to announce her new book, Cancer Widow, A Nurse Practitioner and Her Husband Navigate the Health Care System after his Diagnosis of Stage Four Cancer.

Dover, NH, November 14, 2012 --( According to the American Cancer Institute, one in every two men and one in every three women in America will be diagnosed with cancer. Fifteen hundred Americans die of this disease every day. The media often covers stories about extraordinary survivors and their families. This is a story for everyone else.

Lynn Devlin was married to her husband, Kevin, for twenty-four years. In November 2006, Kevin was diagnosed with stage four cancer. He died after sixteen weeks of aggressive medical therapy. This is one couple’s harrowing journey through the world of cancer. It’s the story of a marriage in crisis and a relationship redeemed. It’s about a woman who faces raising two children alone. Finally, it is about grief. Lynn shows what happens when the funeral is over. She reveals how she ultimately made the triumphant decision to choose life, every day. Lynn is a family nurse practitioner who specializes in hospice and palliative care. She shares research-based information everyone needs to know long before cancer affects their families.

Book Information:
Cancer Widow
A Nurse Practitioner and Her Husband Navigate the Health Care System after his Diagnosis of Stage Four Cancer
Author: Lynn Kelly Devlin, Jacquelyn B. Fletcher
Publisher: Devlin Publishing
ISBN: 978-0985287306
Published: March 2012
Pages: 118

Recent Praise:
“Cancer Widow is powerful and painful. It should be read by anyone who loves another human being.” – Patrick L. Clary, MD, author of Dying For Beginners

“Reading Cancer Widow is like walking, step by step, beside a good friend as she moves through the process of losing her husband to a horrific disease …The immediacy and vivid details of the narrative are riveting…I admire her courage, and I am grateful for the education.” – Johanna Rian, PhD, Center for Humanities in Medicine, May Clinic

About The Authors:
Lynn Kelly Devlin is a nationally board-certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse practitioner who lives and works in New Hampshire. She often speaks to health care professionals, corporate audiences, students, and small groups about end-of-life issues.

Jacquelyn B. Fletcher is an award-winning author. Her books include Climbing the Mountain: Stories of Hope and Healing after Stroke and Brain Injury (Fairview Press) and A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom (HarperCollins).

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Lynn Kelly Devlin

Cancer Widow is available for purchase online through the author’s website,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
Lynn Kelly Devlin