Publish date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
Survival Lessons was written after Hoffman was diagnosed with cancer and she longed for a guidebook to help her through her trauma. It is filled with affirmations, none of which are too mawkish and maudlin to connect with the reader. Hoffman is direct, citing personal examples, and is also encouragi...
You may think you know who Alice Hoffman is. You've been reading her novels for years, from Practical Magic to The Dovekeepers. She writes women's literary fiction, right? After 23 such novels, it seems like a fair assumption. But did you know she's a popular young adult author as well? Or that she ...
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/survival-lessons.htmlSurvival Lessons, in the author's own words, is "what I would have most wanted to hear when I was newly diagnosed, when I lost the people I loved, when I was deeply disappointed in myself and the t...
This is a book to read to remind one's self that no matter how dark things get, there is always a better way and a different way of looking at things. So this is more of a road map for those in physical or mental distress and cannot figure out which way to go. My favorite part of this novel was ac...
Sensible advice for living life to the fullest.
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