10 Great Books for People Dealing With Illness
a book list by Heather Summerhayes Cariou, author of Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir
I grew up as a well-sibling and caregiver — my sister and brother both had cystic fibrosis. I promised my sister I would die with her, but instead she taught me how to live. While I was writing a book about my perspective on that experience — Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir — these books were on my reading list. Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, I hope they will be a light and a comfort to you, as they have been to me.
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About Heather Summerhayes Cariou
As a child, Heather Summerhayes Cariou dreamed of becoming both a writer and a ballerina. When she learned the fates of the Bronte sisters, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, she chose ballet over writing, and ultimately became an actress. As the daughter of the founders of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ms. Cariou has been involved in fund-raising and promotion for over forty years. She is notorious for her ability to prescribe the right self-help book to anyone she’s known for more than ten minutes, and is the author of Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir.
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