Being Brett: Chronicle Of A Daughter's Death

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Henry Holt and Company, Jan 15, 1996 - Social Science - 250 pages

Being Brett is a memoir that chronicles the author's daughter's harrowing struggle with Hodgkin's disease.

"Hobbie's harrowing account of Brett's last days is a shattering portrait of how a family struggles through the loss of one of its beloved members." - Publishers Weekly

 

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BEING BRETT: Chronicle of a Daughter's Death

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The dramatic, sad story of a young woman's prolonged death from cancer, as told by her devastated father. Novelist Hobbie's (The Day, 1993, etc.) history takes a novel's form, told in the third person ... Read full review

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Just as 23-year-old Brett Hobbie was embarking on the first adventure of her young adulthood--a challenging new job at a small San Francisco newspaper--she discovered a small lump above her collarbone ... Read full review

Contents

1 Recurrence
1
2 Cure
37
3 Alone
68
4 Distance
94
5 Marrow
117
6 Pain
152
7 Home
197
8 Autumn
237
9 Snow
274
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About the author (1996)

Douglas Hobbie lives in Conway, Massachusetts, with his wife.

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