The Middle Place

The Middle Place

Book - 2008
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Traces a San Francisco newspaper columnist's life experiences as evaluated during her late thirties, describing her relationships with her husband, children, and Irish-American father before and during her battle with breast cancer.
Publisher: New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2008
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781401340933
Branch Call Number: RC280.B8 C652 2008bx
362.196 C825m
Characteristics: 272 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm


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HCL_staff_reviews Dec 01, 2016

If you love memoirs, you are in for a treat with this one. Although young wife and mother Kelly Corrigan develops breast cancer in her thirties, her memoir is about so much more than her struggle. Kelly alternates chapters between her childhood and young adulthood with the reality of her illness and life now. She has a special relationship with her outgoing and unfailingly optimistic father, Greenie. I hope Corrigan continues to write because she has a true gift. Both funny and tender, "The Middle Place" is an outstanding memoir. — Kim B., Ridgedale Library

Apr 19, 2015

All three of this woman's books are exceptionally well-written, hilarious, thoughtful and touching. All three are ruminations/memoirs about her birth family and the family she's given birth to. You'll laugh out loud, I promise! She's wonderful and I hope she writes more.

JCLCaitlinT Apr 11, 2013

I found this book to be both moving and well written. The fact that Kelly--a young woman fighting breast cancer--does not try to portray herself as flawless helps the reader to relate to her. Anyone who has struggled with the dichotomy of being a parent while also still wanting the loving protection from ones own parents will understand Kelly's emotions in this moving memoir.

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Oct 28, 2010

I really enjoyed this book - Kelly Corrigan writes as if talking to a friend. It was a pleasure to read and now I miss knowing what's going on in her life today :)

May 23, 2010

Loved this book. Kelly is an easy writer to read. I loved reading this on a plane too and from a conference - kept my attention, made me smile and think.


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