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Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe
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Feb 17, 10

it was amazing
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.
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message 1: by Joan (new) - rated it 1 star

Joan Adams I agree. This book touched me in so many ways, and I am still digesting it. I have not had the breast cancer challenge, but I have had other challenges and I am so thankful I read this book!

PS Yes, you certainly can come out stronger! Sending lots of positive thought your way!

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