Book launch celebration hosted for “ANEW Creation” by Beth Thorp of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation

The “ANEW Creation” book launch celebration was held on March 13 at 2051 Cucina Italiana in Carlsbad.

The event was held to honor the launch of local resident Beth Thorp’s new book ‘ANEW Creation, Finding Meaning in the Midst of Tragedy’.

Beth and Brad Thorp’s son, Mitchell, was diagnosed with a critical illness at the age of 13. Mitchell fought bravely for five years, but ultimately lost his battle to an undiagnosed illness.

As the book’s subtitle, “Finding Meaning Amid Tragedy,” indicates, Beth Thorp recounts the family’s experiences raising Mitchell and their youngest son Matthew; caring for Mitchell as he steadily worsened; and go through the trauma of his death.

“ANEW Creation” also talks about the power of faith and how it led to the creation of a foundation in Mitchell’s name that has proven very successful in helping children with devastating illnesses and their families. The e-book is available now, and Morgan James, a major New York-based publishing house, should have printed copies in bookstores in June. Proceeds from sales will go to the Mitchell Thorp Foundation.

Information about the book and how to purchase it can be found at, while information about the foundation can be found at For a story about the Thorp family and the book (“Book by local authors on overcoming family tragedy”), go to (Arts category).

Photos by Jon Clark

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