A Season in Hell: A Memoir
With the insight, intelligence, and emotional honesty she has used to examine so many other women's lives in her fiction, Marilyn French now looks deeply into her own as she battles with doctors and the medical establishment; as her family and friends surround her, giving her spiritual strength; and as she defies all diagnoses and prognostications and emerges whole and more open to life than ever.
In this intimate account of her long battle with an often fatal cancer, Marilyn French also shares her own inescapably human para and despair, reemerging from a season in hell as a woman profoundly changed and healed. The result is an inspirational and literary tour de force.
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A SEASON IN HELL: A MemoirUser Review - Kirkus
A graceful, uncompromising account of French's diagnosis of, treatment for, and survival of esophageal cancer. From the moment she felt her first symptoms under a warm Florida sun, the politically ... Read full review
A season in hell: a memoirUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Early in 1992, scholar and novelist French (The Women's Room, LJ 10/15/87; My Summer with George, LJ 8/96) was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and given virtually no chance of recovery. Here she ... Read full review