Biography of an Illness
By (author) Penelope Williams
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Breast Cancer by Penelope Williams
Book Description...empowering, informative and unforgettable ...-- SALLY ARMSTRONG, author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan ...a gift of hope ...-- MAUREEN MANNINGHAM, Breast Cancer Action Nicole phoned very early one morning from her hospital bed. It was still dark, a February darkness that held no promise of spring, or even of light. "I've joined your club, Pen," she said. The club, of course, was breast cancer, a club that is becoming less and less exclusive. It will accept anyone as a member, and not one, not a single one, ever wanted to join. Breast Cancer: Biography of an Illness is a book for women diagnosed with breast cancer who suddenly find themselves facing a multitude of personal decisions -- and for anyone who has been touched by the malevolent mystery of the disease. A breast cancer survivor herself, Penelope Williams has filled this gritty, honest book with information, research, stories, and hard-won personal insights so crucial to living with -- and living past -- breast cancer. PENELOPE WILLIAMS is an award-winning author and editor who lives near Westport, Ontario.She has been active in the breast cancer community, writing on the subject for magazines, including Homemaker's, and speaking at awareness and education events. She is also the author of That Other Place: A Personal Account of Breast Cancer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780980923155
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: BPS Books
Publisher: BPS Books
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Penelope Williams
Ethno-Cultural Groups and Visible Minorities in Canadian Politics, Paperback (August 1996)
The studies in this volume examine the nature and extent of their participation in Canadian politics, in both political parties and the House of Commons. While these groups feel marginalized, they believe strongly in the objectives of democracy and want to participate in a Canada that realizes those ideals more successfully.
That Other Place, Paperback (December 1993)» View all books by Penelope Williams
In 1988 Penelope Williams was told she had breast cancer. And with this pronouncement she found herself flung into a different world, one with a reluctant citizenry and a frightening terrain. That Other Place is an absorbing and utterly candid account of Penny's journey in this country.
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