Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan (29)

Such a great book, the best I've read this year. Told in the first person, this is the story of a young woman's diagnosis of breast cancer while at the same time on the other side of the country, her beloved father also has a cancer diagnosis. There is lots of humor, making you laugh while realizing the fear that is involved with her treatment. Every other chapter is a reflection on her earlier life before marriage and children, with her parents and brothers; her father comes across as a unique character, so full of love and charisma for everyone. I loved it!

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