Last Friday I mentioned a book by Kelly Corrigan - Glitter and Glue. I remember mentioning that it was a memoir, and that she had written a couple of other books. Going to the library in search of these books was on my "to do" list.
This is actually the first one she wrote. I was expecting to find the book in the fiction section, but it was in the non-fiction area. In this book, Ms. Corrigan relates what it is like to be in that "middle place" when one matures and becomes part of her own family (husband and children), while also maintaining a role as an adult child no longer the responsibility of her parents.
Ms. Corrigan has written very well of her diagnosis - and treatment - of breast cancer, while also assuming a position of support for her father, who is also dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Here is the other book she has written:
How many of you with children took the time to write memories of their childhood when they were young? Certainly not myself! There seemed to be too many other things that needed attention. In this book, however, Ms. Corrigan writes to her daughters about the times she wants them to remember - the times that come earlier than their memories begin. I could not put the book down once I began reading it!
While some of the expressions she uses in her writing are not part of my daily expressions, I was able to appreciate the experiences and emotions she was relating to the readers. Very moving writing about some very serious subjects.
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.