Feb 17, 10
Read in February, 2010
This was a great book. It spoke to me in ways no other book has. It is the story of a breast cancer survivor who makes a life for herself after her recovery, which is complicated by a divorce when her husband decides he no longer wants a relationship with her after the loss of her breast.
Mia landan is much more strong than she thinks she is. I really identified with her character because I had breast cancer 4 years ago. Mia and I both found out who our real friends were. True friends stick around for you, others don't.
Mia is able to solve a mystery for a community where she temporarily stays after her husband tells her he wants a divorce. She learns to fly fish, fix things and even builds a new sidewalk for her landlady. She learns that she is strong and can do what she puts her mind to work doing. She even forms a relationship with a fishing guide, who loves Mia for who she is and not for her missing breast.
he book gives me hope that I, too, can come out of a diagnosis of breast cancer even stronger than I am now. But, you have to wrk on your mind and body first. If you don't, you will end up feeling inadequate as a person. Mia's message is to keep up your hope and things will get better. When you lose hope, you have nothing left.