Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"A Daughter's Diary" by Elizabeth Crocket, reviewed by Jennifer Mook-Sang

Self-published with Lulu.com, paperback 119 pages $13.13 or pdf download $7.24

A Daughter's Diary by Elizabeth Crocket is a tribute to the author's father in his final days of cancer. It's an exploration of their relationship and the devastation that illness can bring to a family. Touching and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny, this memoir describes an ordinary family and the courage that emerges when times are most dark.

Although this is a very sad subject, the writing is so honest and the characters so true and warm that it makes for an effortless read (albeit requiring a couple of tissues). It leaves us with the hope that ordinary though we are, when we need it, we’ll find our own fortitude.

A Daughter's Diary is available in paperback here or for download in pdf here. All profits donated to cancer research.

Jennifer Mook-Sang lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband, two sons and two crazy cats. She supposes that makes her a crazy cat lady. She is working on a novel for young readers about a shy boy who faces his fears and enters a speech competition in order to win the prize of his dreams. She is also working on learning how to make delicious Japanese dishes to wow her friends in her Gourmet Supper Club. You can read another review by Jennifer here and a short piece about her supper club here.

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