Local author

The book: “Hands Upon My Heart: My Journey Through Heart Disease and Into Life”
(Discovery Publishing Co., $15.95)

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The author: Perry Foster, 67, lives in York Township. Now retired, he taught English at York Suburban Senior High School from 1973 to 1978. He and his wife then owned and operated
Touch of Gold jewelry stores in York, Lancaster and Reading.

What it’s about: Fourteen years ago, the author underwent coronary bypass surgery. His story is a first-person account of his surgery and recovery.


Excerpt: “No, I wanted to meet him to size him up. I wanted to see heartfelt compassion in his eyes. I wanted to sense self-confidence in his bearing. I wanted to intuit extraordinary competence. I wanted to grasp his hand, the hand that would hold my beating heart, and feel reassured.”
Book signings: 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at Borders Books & Music, 3000 Whiteford Road, Springettsbury Township and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at York Hospital’s gift shop.
To buy: The book can be purchased on the author’s Web site, www.perryfoster.com; at York Hospital, Borders Books & Music, amazon.com and barnes&noble.com.
Quote: “I would also like people to know that my book describes coronary procedures in simple language.”
Interesting fact: It took Foster five years to write the book, which he started in longhand and finished on a used computer. It is self-published.

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  1. Cheryl (Hoover) Kinter says:

    Hi Perry and Mary Ann,  I know its been a long long tme since we spoke or seen each other.  But I just wanted you to know that when Kate was home about a month ago she asked if we’d read your book.  We told her we couldn’t get it. So when she went home she sent us her copy. Dad (murray) read it first then he gave it to me.  We both think it was wonderful.  I really enjoyed the part about Glenn Brown he was the best. I’m so glad that you are much better now. Mom (Ethel) is bed ridden the three if us girls pitch in we want to keep her at home.  She’s been this way for about 5 years. Dad’s had some health [rpblems but right now everytging is looking good. Uncle Jack is in a home he’ll be 93 next month, and wants out of there, but he broke his hip and he needs someone to watch him 24 hours. I’m battling the terrible diabeates sometimes I want to scream it’s got to my eyes I got a great doc in Pittsburgh I’ve had both eyes operated on and I had a round with cancer and 36 treatments and 5 years later I am clean.  But I feel that there is always someone else that is worse off than I am. I can still take care of myself and I still can, housework we sell antiques in Duncansville so I keep busy. I have two sons Tom is 32 and he’s bought a house. Jim is 30 and he’s still here I won’t let him go I’m not ready for that. My husband Jim retired from the coal mines 3 years ago, so we are enjoying that. I’d better Go or I’ll have my own book wrote. Thought about it been told I should. Not right now.  Take care and we really give you a thumbs yp on the book.    Cheryl

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