Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jan Non Fiction Book - The Middle Place

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan is part memoir of her childhood and her closeness with her dad and part her journey through cancer. It is billed as a book on how we when we grow up we are adults/parents, but part someones child and how we get over that to just be an adult.

I found this book to be a very easy and short read. Nothing too taxing, but at the same time I am not sure the book every really shows us how she made the change from the two part world of child/parent to being a real adult. I love how close she and her dad are and how they support each other through both her cancer and his. You can feel the love coming off the pages. Maybe this is more about her memories of him, since he is battling cancer for the 4th time, then it really is about her.

All in all, good read and recommended.

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