REVIEW: Engaging, thought provoking and emotional are what comes to mind when I think of Barbara Conrey’s book Nowhere Near Goodbye. I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to review this book!
This story is about a woman who is researching GBM. Glioblastoma Multiform is a brain tumor that Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain both were diagnosed with and subsequently died from. This tumor has a main mass and finger like offshoots. That is what makes it so hard to treat. I know you’ve heard me say it before but, I love the medical stories and learning interesting ins and outs of a disease.
She tells us how the disease can affect someone close to the patient for the rest of their lives. It seems to like older men but, can strike young people as well. That is the real tragedy. I felt deeply for the characters as they studied and treated the disease, the toll it had on their families and how they all learned to navigate through life. It is a very poignant story. One I won’t forget. So beautifully written.
I received a copy of this book from the author as a giveaway during a live interview. It is my pleasure to review it. Thank you, Barbara Conrey.
SYNOPSIS: A mother’s love vs. a doctor’s oath.
Oncologist Emma Blake has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a rare brain cancer. Twenty-five years ago, Emma’s childhood friend Kate died of glioblastoma, and Emma vowed to annihilate the deadly disease. Now, Kate’s father, Ned, is pushing her to work harder to fulfill that promise.
When Emma discovers she’s pregnant, she’s torn between the needs of her family and the demands of her work. While Ned pressures her to do the unthinkable, her husband, Tim, decorates the nursery. Unwilling to abandon her research, Emma attempts to keep both sides of her life in balance.
Emma knows she needs to reconcile her past with her present and walk the fine line between mother and physician. But Ned has a secret, and when Emma discovers what he’s been hiding, the foundation of her world cracks.
Nowhere Near Goodbye is a story of family, failure, and second chances.