This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#393 Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe


It starts out explaining the main character had breast cancer and had a mastectomy.  She goes on this retreat for breast cancer survivors where they learn to fly fish.  She had such a great time, but decided to come home a day early as she wanted to surprise her husband.

She finds her husband in bed with another woman.  Her husband admits to being in love with this other woman and wanting to marry her. 

A quote in the book goes something like this: husbands of breast cancer victims do one of two things, they stand by their wives and make them feel beautiful even though they are losing a piece of themselves (their breast) or the husband can't take the change and leaves.  Her husband was the latter.

She runs off to North Carolina and stays in a cabin for the summer and becomes fascinated with the previous owner of the cabin (that has since passed) and her infamous life.  She does research and finds out the truth behind all the stories and during the process comes to term with her new life.

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