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Buzz In: Cancer-Themed Books

In pondering what to write for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month, I have been thinking a lot about a book I read years ago titled What Girls Learn. The novel by Karin Cook is about two sisters whose mother discovers that she has breast cancer. The narrator is 12-year-old Tilden who brings us through the heartwarming, yet difficult story of illness, mother-daughter bonds and coming-of-age in the midst of family crisis. It's beautiful and funny, and I recommend it to people of all ages — whether or not you relate to the cancer storyline.

In the same vein, I've heard marvelous things about Allison Winn Scotch’s The Department of Lost and Found, and a friend recently recommended Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women "Too Young" for Breast Cancer.

So what about you? Have you read any excellent books — fiction or nonfiction — in which cancer was a theme?

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tholix tholix 9 years
Hanging Out With Lab Coat is a wonderfully written humorous cancer journey book that is a must read for anyone with breast cancer or a caregiver !!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
these are all really good suggestions. i'll have to add them to my to-read list!
KerryG KerryG 9 years
One of my favorite modern Russian novels is Solzhenitsyn's Cancer Ward, about the inmates of a post-World War II Soviet cancer ward.
RedPointyHeels RedPointyHeels 9 years
I just bookmarked it - Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Check it out - it is beyond words. One True Thing by Anna Quindlan is a good example of the pressures of care-giving for a loved one with cancer. It also deals with mercy killing and right-to-die stuff, but I dont want to give too much away for those who havent read it.
emalove emalove 9 years
I've never read this book...I'll have to keep it in mind next time I am at the bookstore. I agree with Shafiii, My Sister's Keeper blew my mind when I read it...I'll never forget that book! So good.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
My Sister's Keeper, is the most amazing book and it has a theme of cancer. The older sister, Kate has leukemia. The story is a total heart-wrencher and its so good!
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