by Katrina Anne Willis
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Just released: April 19, 2016
Publisher: She Writes Press
Genre: Women's Fiction
Paperback: 280 pages
Catherine didn't fear the chemo as much as the molasses hours she spent in the infusion room.
Broken by their unorthodox Midwestern childhood, sisters Catherine, Anne, and Jessica Mathers search for love, acceptance, and worth―often in the most unlikely places. Catherine, the oldest of the Mathers sisters, is an English professor battling breast cancer with Cytoxan, red wine, and profanity. Anne is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two struggling to make ends meet in a suburban existence that both suffocates and confounds her. Jessica, the youngest by ten years and estranged―by choice―from her family, is an exotic dancer who feels safer on stage than in a relationship. But when the sisters are faced with an incomprehensible loss, they are forced to reevaluate themselves, their damaged bonds, and their fragile future.
Parting Gifts illuminates one highly dysfunctional family’s tentative, desperate crawl toward a life of meaning and worth.
This story is an emotional journey in which a family navigates through many downs before getting back on the up trend.
Each chapter is in the voice of one of the five main characters which provided different viewpoints that made the characters more down to earth. Also, the various storylines were equally interesting to follow.
Many major life issues were touched upon to ponder. But what I liked was the character growth each experienced along the way.
Got me thinking about the qualities of a true best friend.
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