Monday, January 11, 2010

Book One: "The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan

"The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan is a true story, or stories. Kelly is in her late 30s, a Mom to two young girls, when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. She is close to her family, most especially her father, Greenie, who is diagnosed with bladder cancer. She describes her point in life as "the middle place" - where you are a parent, teaching and praising your own children, but also calling your parents to tell them of your latest accomplishments, and receiving praise from them.

The book goes back and forth from the present time when she is going through chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, and different times in her life - childhood, young adulthood, pregnancies.

It is a quick read and will probably make you think about your relationships with parents, siblings, spouses, children and friends.

(My goal in these posts is not to "review" each book. What I like another person may hate, and vice versa. I'm just keeping a running lists of books as I read them and maybe some of them will interest someone else.)

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