Author Catharine H. Murray will return to Camden to debut her new book, “Now You See the Sky,” on Sunday, January 13, at 2 p.m. at the Camden Public Library.

The book is a memoir about love, marriage, motherhood, illness and death. After college, Murray traveled to a small town on the banks of the Mekong River in Thailand to work in a refugee camp. Two years later she married a local man, and in time they had three sons. When their middle son was diagnosed with cancer at age 5, the family moved from rural Thailand to Seattle to Bangkok before settling on a remote mountaintop to battle the disease. “Now You See the Sky” chronicles the loss of a child and the ways in which tragedy can expand one’s vision and make one more fully alive.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Murray currently lives with her two sons in Portland, where she teaches English to refugees. Her previous books include “Halloween: Portraits of Fantasy” and “Fear and Mothering Through,” a book of poems.