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Release Date: April 2019
Page Count: 256
Size: 6 x 8
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-7369-7677-0
Case Lot Quantity: 40

Hard Way Home

A Woman’s Inspiring Battle with Cancer and the Lives She Touched


Cancer May Have Taken Her Life, But Not Her Legacy

This is a story about the biggest things in life, which is ironic because it ends with a death.

When Amy Nappa was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV-B uterine cancer, her life and that of her husband's, Mike, changed forever. But they weren't the only ones whose lives were touched by Amy's courageous journey into the waiting arms of her loving Savior.

What started out as a private Facebook group intended to keep family and close friends apprised of Amy's medical condition grew to include hundreds, with thousands more reading publicly about Amy daily on social media. And now, Mike wants to share those poignant posts with you, so you can come to know the amazing woman he adored for 30 years (and still does).

So, this is Amy's story, mostly in her own words. It's a love story, a loss story, but most of all it's a life story. You'll quickly discover that Amy's life, especially the way she lived the end of it, will inspire your own.

Meet the author

Mike Nappa

Mike Nappa

Amy & Mike Nappa went to a Mimi’s Café in California for their first date, way back in their college days. They got engaged ten (!) days later, and married just a few months after that. Thirty years later, Mike and Amy had their last date in a hospice room on the top...

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"All my love to you, Amy. Carry on."
James Taylor, Grammy Award-winning musician


"Thank you, Mike Nappa, for the privilege of being able to share in Amy's journey home. Your openness and vulnerability will be a blessing to all who read Hard Way Home! Amy's last chapter continues."
Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States


"Half of all married couples will someday experience the death of their spouse. Hard Way Home is a powerful, raw account of one couple's journey. It demonstrates the value of extended family, friends, tears, laughter, and a strong faith in God. Without these, the journey will be much more difficult. If you are taking the hard way home, you will find encouragement here. If you are a friend of one who is walking that road, it will remind you that there is no greater gift than friendship."
Gary Chapman, PhD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages


"Amy Nappa touched my life in so many positive ways. I am very sorry for her loss, but I know Amy lives on in all our hearts. I frequently have 'talks' with my departed patients as I find it a source of comfort and peace. Amy has joined my 'pack of angels' upstairs. Peace and love to all who were blessed to know her."
Jennifer Rubatt, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Banner Health


"Whew! What an incredibly touching read. Hard Way Home is a candid love story of a beautiful battle. It will move you. Inspire you. And, in the words of one of Amy's friends, it will 'brighten up even your darkest nights.'"
Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts and The Hour That Matters Most


"Hope you had great adventures together...and will have many more."
Pete Docter, Academy Award-winning filmmaker

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