The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

January 23, 2016

I listen to books on my drive to and from work, when I am not on the phone with Crystal!  I just finished this book The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan.  I really liked it.  I use the Overdrive app – which is great – I highly recommend it.  It is free and you can do ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video from your library.  My only gripe is the app will sometimes lose your place in your book….there is a bookmark feature that helps, so you will at worst go back to when you last hit the bookmark.

From Amazon:  For Kelly Corrigan, family is everything. At thirty-six, she had a marriage that worked, two funny, active kids, and a weekly newspaper column. But even as a thriving adult, Kelly still saw herself as the daughter of garrulous Irish-American charmer George Corrigan. She was living deep within what she calls the Middle Place–“that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap”–comfortably wedged between her adult duties and her parents’ care. But Kelly is abruptly shoved into coming-of-age when she finds a lump in her breast–and gets the diagnosis no one wants to hear. When George, too, learns that he has late-stage cancer, it is Kelly’s turn to take care of the man who had always taken care of her–and to show us a woman who finally takes the leap and grows up.

This book is great and I found it easy to relate to.  While I don’t have kids, I have recently gone through the “I found a lump” scare.  I went through all of the testing and such. At this time I have been told I have normal tissue, it is just dense.  I really liked how the author wrote the book – it was like every other chapter was past/present/past/present.  I highly recommend this.

You can pick it up on Amazon.

Have you read any good books lately?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Cindy harris January 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Sounds like a good read.

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