The Foremost Good Fortune

The Foremost Good Fortune

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young sons say good-bye to their friends, family, and house in Maine for a two-year stint in a high-rise apartment in Beijing, prepared to embrace the inevitable onslaught of new experiences that such a move entails. But Susan can't predict just how much their lives will change. Gradually, they turn their unfamiliar environs into a true home; then Susan learns she has cancer.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307594068
Branch Call Number: 951.156 CON 2011
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 24 cm


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ChristchurchLib Aug 10, 2014

"For years, the only "big C" in the Conley family's life was China -- husband Tony often talked of the country he'd backpacked through and fallen in love with; he'd even learned Mandarin. Eventually, he took a job there, and he and his young American family -- wife Susan, six-year-old Thorne, and four-year-old Aiden -- moved to Beijing. But after being there just long enough to start to feel comfortable in their strange new world, Susan found a lump in her breast. Recounting her navigation of daily life, her two sons' acclimation to a new school, and everyone's adjustment to a life that includes cancer, this memoir is "beautifully written and insightful on many levels" (Booklist)." Armchair Travel August 2014 newsletter

Sep 26, 2011

A very moving account of her struggle with discovering breast cancer in a foreign country, with different customs, where she doesn't speak the language.

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