Stories about Breast Cancer

Real life & liars

Kristina Riggle.

Humor, Chick Lit

Sometimes you find happiness where, and when, you least expect it. For Mirabelle Zielinski's children, happiness always seems to be just out of reach. Her polished oldest daughter, Katya, clings to a stale marriage with a workaholic husband and three spoiled children. Her son, Ivan, so creative, is a down-in-the-dumps songwriter with the worst taste in women. And the "baby," impulsive Irina, who lives life on a whim, is now reluctantly pregnant a...

Terms of endearment

Paramount Pictures Corp. ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks ; screenplay by James L. Brooks.

Chick Lit, Humor

Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger playing a combative mother and daughter who see each other through various ups and downs in love and loss, and most especially through a terminal illness endured by Winger's character. Jack Nicholson deservedly won an Oscar for his supporting role as a free-spirited astronaut who backs away from a romance with MacLaine and then returns in the clutch. As he always does, Brooks keeps things from getting too soapy w...

On a night like this

Ellen Sussman.

Chick Lit

Blair and Luke were high school classmates but obviously on different wavelengths. For a class reunion, the now-reclusive filmmaker is out to find the girl who so fascinated him that his Oscar-winning movie was based on her life. What he finds is a chef and single mother, dying of cancer. And so much more.



Good harbor : a novel

Anita Diamant.

Literary Fiction

Anita Diamant's international bestseller "The Red Tent" brilliantly re-created the ancient world of womanhood, exploring the passions, traditions, and turmoil of a family of mothers and daughters from the Book of Genesis. In "Good Harbor," she brings her remarkable storytelling skills and emotional insight to the lives of modern women, considering the precarious balance of marriage and career, motherhood and friendship. The seaside town of Glouce...

A Single Thread

Marie Bostwick.

Chick Lit

Following her divorce, Evelyn Dixon ends up in New Bern, CT, where she stumbles upon a dilapidated building and decides to open a quilt store. Three women discover the shop just as Evelyn is diagnosed with breast cancer. Their camaraderie is a balm, and Evelyn finds strength and healing in their company. And we learn all there is to know about quilting. First in a new series. (LJ 10/15/08)



Love in bloom

Sheila Roberts.

Chick Lit

Hope Walker survived early breast cancer at just thirty-years-old, but a mastectomy left her with a lot of scarring and some serious fears about dating. Hope owns Changing Seasons, Heart Lake's most popular flower shop. When it comes to love and relationships, she's able to work magic through her expert flower arranging for everyone but herself. Then one day a handsome contractor starts coming into her shop, but Hope knows he'd rather have a whol...

Anna in-between

by Elizabeth Nunez.

Multicultural Fiction

Anna Sinclair is a senior editor for an imprint at a prominent New York publishing company. Although she had left the Caribbean island where she grew up to attend college and then settle in the United States, she routinely returns to visit her parents. During one lengthy stay her mother, Beatrice, reveals that she has a large tumor in her breast. While Beatrice begins treatments for cancer, Anna and her father attempt to persuade her to have surg...

The last beach bungalow

Jennie Nash.

Chick Lit

A poignant novel about a woman who survives breast cancer, only to struggle with what comes next: living. After five cancer-free years, April Newton should be celebrating, but instead she's restless. She feels her husband slipping away, and though the spectacular, stylish house he's building for her should be a fresh start, April finds herself wanting something more. As their move-in date approaches, she becomes obsessed with winning the right to...

Firefly Lane

Kristin Hannah.

Chick Lit

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they ar...

Unsaid : a novel

Neil Abramson.

Literary Fiction

As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds that it is not so easy to move on. She is terrified that her 37 years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. So Helena haunts-- and is haunted by-- the life she left behind. Meanwhile, David, her shattered attorney husband, struggles with grief and the demands of caring for her houseful of damaged and bel...