The Invisible Girls: A Memoir
Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Thebarge had it all - a loving boyfriend, an Ivy League degree, and a successful career - when her life was derailed by an unthinkable diagnosis: aggressive breast cancer. After surviving the grueling treatments - though just barely - Sarah moved to Portland, Oregon to... show more
Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Thebarge had it all - a loving boyfriend, an Ivy League degree, and a successful career - when her life was derailed by an unthinkable diagnosis: aggressive breast cancer. After surviving the grueling treatments - though just barely - Sarah moved to Portland, Oregon to start over. There, a chance encounter with an exhausted African mother and her daughters transformed her life again. A Somali refugee whose husband had left her, Hadhi was struggling to raise five young daughters, half a world a way from her war-torn homeland. Alone in a strange country, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, "invisible" to their neighbors and to the world. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her outreach to the family became a source of courage and a lifeline for herself. Poignant, at times shattering, Sarah Thebarge's riveting memoir invites readers to engage in her story of finding connection, love, and redemption in the most unexpected places.
Publish date: April 16th 2013
Publisher: Jericho Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
This book, was just amazing. I read it in less than 3 hours because I was so into it. The story line just draws you in. This true story is about a very young woman, in her early twenties, who is diagnosed with breast cancer and isn't given a very long time to live. By a miracle, she survives and ...
Having survived her battle with breast cancer Sarah Thebarge felt she needed a change in her life. Leaving behind her pre-cancer life she moves to Portland to start over. A chance encounter on a bus changes her life in more ways than she ever could have imagined.Hadhi, a Somali refugee trying to r...
I'm still trying to figure out what I thought about this book. I did like it but I wish it had tied together a little more. At times I felt like I was reading two separate memoirs. Usually I shy away from books that make a lot of references to God but I think it was powerful to read about Sarah's...
Actual rating = 3.5Sarah's story really had an impact on me. At 29 years old, I am just over the age Sarah was when she found out she had breast cancer. I can't even imagine what that diagnosis would do to your life at a time when you're just coming into who you really are as an adult, and making de...