If you’ve reached any adult age at all, you’ve either seen or experienced how life can turn in the blink of an eye. One moment, and everything has changed. How to survive it?
Managing through life’s big surprises–that’s really the business of life, isn’t it?
Many of you have been challenged in this way. I know I have. When my mother was suddenly taken ill and hospitalized for most of a year, and then died, well, that was a big surprise. All my ways of interacting with her had to change during her final illness, because she had changed. Her situation had changed.
I had to change. And as I did, my relationship with my mother became stronger. Richer. And even more loving.
For author Kathleen Canrinus, that reckoning came at the age of 15, when her mother suffered a traumatic brain injury and, once out of a coma, was a significantly different person.
Think about the relationship between a mother and teenage daughter. And then consider what it would be like if your mother was no longer the person she you’d known. And how hard it might be to pivot at that young age, before you’ve built up any resilience to life’s challenges.
THAT is the story written by Kathleen Canrinus, who is, by the way, a very good writer, indeed. It’s called The Lady with a Crown.
You’d think a memoir like that would be sad and depressing, but it’s NOT. Exactly the opposite. In fact, this one is amazingly uplifting and even, at times, funny.
If you’re wondering how to survive and thrive through life’s big surprises, you’ll find one answer in this excellent memoir. I couldn’t give it any higher recommendation. Read it, and buy it for anyone who’s struggling with a life change.
Here’s where The Lady with the Crown by Kathleen Canrinus can be purchased in paperback and/or ebook format. Yes, all live links.
Order from Fuze Publishing, whose taste in books I love.
The Author: Order directly from Kathleen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will sign it if you wish, and ship it to you.
Order directly from your local independent bookstore. We love our indies!
Find it here at Barnes & Noble
And of course, Amazon