Both Sides Now

By Nancy Sharp,

Book cover of Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss and Bold Living

Book description

The past is simply part of our story; just not the whole story...On the very day that Nancy Sharp delivered premature twins, she learned that her husband's brain cancer returned after eighteen months in remission.  Less than three years later, at the age of 37, she became a widow. But…

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This poignant memoir is beautifully written in short, powerful chapters that mirror the shock and heartache of caring for and losing a beloved spouse while showing the resilience of the human spirit. I like that it is written in such short, easy-to-digest chapters, since it is so difficult for most bereaved to focus attention and concentrate, especially early on. At the same time, Nancy manages to convey, with clarity and honesty, all the personal details of her journey through grief and what she learned along the way.

From Rachel's list on embracing life’s challenges.

This is a memoir based on the author’s life. She learns of her husband’s returned brain tumor the night she delivers their twins. So beautifully written despite the pain that endures. It is a book that inspires our connection not only to the past but to taking steps forward to create future connections with people, with community and with work. The author manages to hold the reader in the palm of her hand as she takes us from the world she leaves behind to the courage and resilience she unleashes to build connection to a new and promising life.

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