Horizon Books hosts Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth, local authors of The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love & Triumph, on January 11, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

There’s nothing quite like a real-life mystery, and The Good Fight, written by Katherine Roth, M.D. and her psychologist husband, Greg Holmes, Ph.D., pushes all the right page-turner buttons.

In 2004, Greg was diagnosed with the rare and deadly cancer of the sinuses. While undertaking traditional radiation and chemo treatments, Katherine spent hundreds of hours researching alternative therapies, therapies that were uniformly scorned by the doctors they worked with — doctors who also refused to supply any hope for a positive outcome.

The Good Fight chronicles the unrelenting effort made by Holmes and Roth and the book contains nutritional and supplement information, plus recipes and schedules, all gleaned from their experience.

The authors write: “We won our war on cancer, but we’re not sure how. Was it the chemo, the radiation, the acupuncture, laser lights, diet, medicinal mushrooms, the women’s prayer circle? Was love the core ingredient of healing? Was it the will to live?We may never know if there was a single ingredient or many, but what we do know is that not a single doctor of our acquaintance during the fight ever asked us how we did it. As doctors ourselves, we find that extremely disturbing.

We believe that people are hungry for more holistic treatment. We feel that healers who work to find ways to use natural substances, along with chemotherapy and radiation, to make treatment less toxic and more effective should be respected, and we encourage anyone with cancer to seek out those who are passionate and knowledgeable about this growing area of research.”

For more information, contact Horizon books at 231.946.7290, 800.587.2147 or  read@horizonbooks.com.