October 22, 2009
People living with breast cancer and their friends and families may look for books that offer hope, courage, insight and maybe just a great escape. Here are a few selections Amazon customers found inspirational:
"Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors" by Barbara Delinsky. Washington Square Press. $15. More than 300 women share breast cancer tips and experiences.
"What Helped Me Get Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope" by Julie K. Silver. $17.95. American Cancer Society. Hundreds of survivors, including Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton and Carly Simon talk about their cancer journeys.
"The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams" by Deepak Chopra. Amber-Allen Publishing and New World Library. $18.98. This book focuses on unleashing your 'true' self by breaking away from fear-based thinking.
"God of the Animals" by Aryn Kyle. Scribner. $25. Coming-of-age novel about a 12-year-old growing up fast on her father's horse ranch.
"The Last Lecture" by Jeffrey Zaslow. Hyperion. $21.95. Young Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch is stunned to find out he has pancreatic cancer. In the time he has left, he teaches millions how to make life count.
"The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan. Voice/Hyperion. $23.95. Memoir of a woman and her father battling cancer at the same time. She finds herself in the "middle place" of being both someone's child and someone's mother.
"A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle. Dutton. $24.95. A New York Times best seller and pick for Oprah's book club, Tolle's latest work describes the current ego-based sense of consciousness and leads the reader into discovering a new state of consciousness--the real self.
"Full of Grace" by Dorothea Benton Frank. HarperCollins. A novel set in Hilton Head, S.C., about a move from New Jersey to the new South and life's surprising miracles of faith.
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