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The Bright Hour

a Memoir of Living and Dying
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Jun 22, 2019Karen_028 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A well written memoir. The balance between strength and vulnerability throughout her battle with cancer was admirable. I shed some tears while reading this book, and at the same time it made me laugh, smile and be mindful of life ahead.
Mar 26, 2019
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Jul 10, 2018JessicaGma rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
It's beautifully written so it's lovely but also sad in turns. You follow Nina and her family as they deal with possible remission but then all the bumps and obstacles that come from a terminal disease. I was definitely weeping at the end.
Mar 26, 2018singasong70 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Not as captivated as I should be ( too soon after reading When Breath Becomes Air). In the face of death, mentions philosopher, relative (RWE) uses "F" word liberally, convinces me she's not at peace with God. Having sat at bedside with 2…
Jan 20, 2018
from Strib 1/20/18
Oct 14, 2017ulana2001 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Reading this was a true inspiration to me. The courage and humor of this relatively young woman with two young sons and everything to live for is amazing. I think it helps to put our everyday travails in perspective. Initially I thought…
Oct 07, 2017Chapel_Hill_SarahW rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Beautifully written. I laughed and cried while reading this. I loved the local references, the thoughts on nature as religion, and her way of seeing the world. Reading this helped me to take extra quiet moments, kiss my babies extra, and…
Sep 15, 2017amccannel rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This was such a beautiful book. Poetic and thought provoking.
Aug 08, 2017FairhavenLibe rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A joy to read, hard not to cry so I cried often. I've read other memoirs by women battling cancer, but this one will stay with me, it is funny, philosophical, truthful, and just so beautifully written.
Jun 20, 2017Jessi52 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Funny, sweet and heartbreaking. Wonderfully written. Highly recommend.
Jun 16, 2017carolina_girl rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best books I've read in a long time! Riggs has a beautiful style, full of description and humor. I highly recommend this to ANYONE whose life has been touched by cancer. This book is sure to be one of my favorites for years to…