Caregiver shares book at Saturday Salon

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 6, 2012

Literary Bookpost will kick off the 2012 Saturday Salon season on Jan. 14, beginning at 1 p.m., with an appearance by Josephine Hicks and her new book, “If There’s Anything I Can Do: What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes.”
Hicks is a lawyer in Charlotte, where she is a litigation partner in a private law firm. Originally from Greenwood, S.C., she graduated from the University of the South and took her law degree from Vanderbilt University. Daughter and spouse of Episcopal priests, she is active in the Episcopal church and in the Anglican Communion.
Hick’s book is born of her experience as the primary caregiver for her partner during almost four years with pancreatic cancer. Following her partner’s death, she founded Spell the End of Cancer, a Scrabble event to raise money for cancer research. In hopes of eliminating many of the occasions for saying “if there’s anything I can do,” part of the proceeds of the book’s sales will be donated to cancer research.
“If There’s Anything I can Do” is a small book with a powerful message and covers all facets of the caregiving process, such as appropriate words, when to give and not give flowers or food, whether to visit, how to take care of yourself and other caregivers, and much more. The book is ideal for anyone involved in the caregiving process, from the patient to the primary caregivers to family and friends who wish to make certain they respond to the situations that arise accordingly. Though written for the layman, the book is a welcome addition to the library of clergymen and women as a valuable tool for pastoral care.
Hicks will sign copies of her book from 1-1:30 p.m., then speak of her experiences and her book, followed by an audience discussion. Following the discussion, Hicks will continue her book signing.
Literary Bookpost is located at 110 S. Main St. For additional information about this event, call 704-630-9788 or visit