Inspiring, candid, and heartfelt, Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind by new author, Catherine Graves, is the sort of work of nonfiction that will change lives if readers let it. Proving that fact is all too often stranger than fiction, Graves uses a sharp and tireless wit to reveal the intimate details of the final stretch of her husband’s life.

From first recognizing a change in his behavior and fearing the worst, she must ultimately cope with what follows, glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and fatal disease. As one family is dragged to a dark place, where survivors ultimately contemplate how to move forward by embracing the toughest year of their lives, readers will come away with a sense of dignity, humanity, and acceptance for all of what fate allows.