I’m a reader who loves fiction, but when it comes to OncoLink and the blogging I do, fiction is not typically what I review. I guess I should also mention that I’m a 14 year breast cancer survivor and cancer books are my specialty. But for The Fault in Our Stars, I felt compelled to make an exception.
Oncolink Poet-in-Residence and breast cancer survivor Alysa Cummings confesses to being totally hooked on books – memoir, poetry, non-fiction – and honestly, any form of media that addresses the cancer experience. Check out her blog postings for candid reviews of the newest additions to her CancerLand Bookshelf.
Author: Alesia Shute Publisher: Writers of the Roundtable Press, 2011 Information: $14.95 US ISBN: 1610660145 OncoLink Rating: I stumbled upon Everything’s Okay the way I usually do; browsing through the memoir shelves at Barnes & Noble. The cover of the book immediately caught my eye – a young girl rubbing noses with her dog. Then [...]
The sun is shining brightly for a wintry day in mid-January, but the wind is howling and the temperature’s dropping. So it seems like a no-brainer to stay home and work on indoor projects today.
How’s it going?” I ask the teenager sitting across from me. I choose my words carefully before speaking them aloud. Consciously avoid saying how are you? Or worse, how are you feeling?
Twelve years later and not much has changed. Not much. Not really. Starting with the entrance. He knocks twice, opens the door and hurriedly strides into the examining room. His energy speaks volumes (Places to go; patients to see. So many patients; so little time. ). I am sitting there, a veteran oncology patient, waiting [...]