A View from Within
A View From Within is Pauline Grogan's highly anticipated new book about the life of James Lynch, a heroic and inspirational person who has touched many peoples lives. For over forty years, James Lynch lay in Tauranga hospital, becoming the longest-stay permanent patient in New Zealand history. He was visited often, by celebrities and ordinary people alike, and formed deep and lasting relationships with many. This is the story of one of those relationships - a poignant portrayal of the close bond developed over the seventeen years James was visited by the author.
Pauline Grogan tells James' story with sensitivity and love. It is an absorbing tale of how a seriously disabled man was able to come to terms with his paralysed body and live a fullness of life. As the author discovered, he was able to help many others to move past the constraints of their lives to a greater fullness than would have otherwise been possible.
Pauline has told her own story in Beyond the Veil, and her story becomes entwined with that of James in this sequel. Many will find compulsive reading here, and encouragement to face - and overcome - the difficulties in their own lives.