How To Live on the Edge by Sarah Lynn Scheerger is a powerful novel that explores breast cancer, the preventative surgery that can be taken for this type of cancer, as well as the response members of the family have to the outcome of this disease.
The first lines of this novel drew me in immediately and made me want to read more:
“There’s a curse on the women in my family. We die young. In the last two generations, not a single woman in my mom’s family has lived past the age of thirty-seven. Aunt Tee is still alive and kicking, and the doctors say she is a perfectly healthy thirty-two year old, but I doubt the Silk family curse will pass her by.
Just like I doubt it will pass me by.
Which means almost half my life is over.
I intend to enjoy it.” (p1, 2020)
I enjoyed reading the rest of the novel – the full review can be read here.
Would you continue reading?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020
(This post is linked to It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books and her One Line Friday challenge.)