“This cold, dwindling American delusion”

Hag’s Head Press in Dublin, Ireland, has published Rita Swan’s The Last Strawberry, a memoir of her family’s ordeal when she and her husband Doug lost their only son Matthew in 1977 because of relying on Christian Science practitioners to heal him.

Caroline Fraser, author of God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, says of it: “Eloquent, harrowing, unsparingly honest, The Last Strawberry is the ultimate Christian Science ‘testimony,’ the last word on this cold, dwindling American delusion. Readers will take courage from Rita Swan, who faced the most devastating loss, learned its hard lessons, and turned to helping others escape the clutches of magical thinking.”

Ordering information:
This 64-page paperback edition can be ordered by credit card from Hag’s Head Press or by sending a check directly to CHILD, Inc., 136 Blue Heron Place, Lexington, KY 40511.  The price is $8 to CHILD members and $10 to non-members. Please add $2.50 for postage and handling to all orders.

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