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Amy Boesky

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Amy Boesky has written in a range of genres, from a picture book for children (Planet Was) to bestselling books for teenagers (Sweet Valley High,The Beacon Street Girls) to scholarship on 17th-century british literature. What We Have, her first work of creative nonfiction, is a candid account of her family's discovery that they carry the BRCA1 mutation, the so-called "breast cancer gene."

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What We Have: A Family's In...

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“That's how it is for me, thinking about the future. Two different shapes. One holding time; the other escaping it. One suggesting fragility, confinement; the other, something transcendent. Turn it one way, you see an hourglass. Turn it the other way, and you see wings.”
Amy Boesky, What We Have: A Family's Inspiring Story About Love, Loss, and Survival

“As I was coming to see, life makes its own calendar, and if you're wise, that's the one you follow.”
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“And even if she were, even if we had our answer, whatever it was, what would we do with it? How would we fit it into the shaped poem we try to assemble of our lives? Would we see an hourglass or wings?”
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