The Middle Place

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.65 hours)
Product Number: Z100096058
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481566667
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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For Kelly Corrigan, family is everything. At thirty-six, she had a marriage that worked, two funny, active kids, and a weekly newspaper column. But even as a thriving adult, Kelly still saw herself as the daughter of garrulous Irish-American charmer George Corrigan. She was living deep within what she calls the Middle Place-"that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap"-comfortably wedged between her adult duties and her parents' care. But Kelly is abruptly shoved into coming-of-age when she finds a lump in her breast-and gets the diagnosis no one wants to hear. When George, too, learns that he has late-stage cancer, it is Kelly's turn to take care of the man who had always taken care of her-and to show us a woman who finally takes the leap and grows up.

Author(s): Kelly Corrigan
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2008

Professional reviews

"Alternating between childhood reminiscences and present-day events, this engaging memoir of growing up in a small town evokes an OUR TOWN sensibility, which will leave listeners amused, sympathetic, and occasionally teary. When Kelly, a young mother of two small children, and her beloved, larger-than-life father are simultaneously diagnosed with cancer, listeners will quickly become involved with the events that follow. Tavia Gilbert's performance fully captures Corrigan's youthful exuberance, shock, and evolving maturity as she contends with doctors, chemotherapy, and the fear of leaving her children motherless and losing her father. Her father's boisterous energy and expansive can-do personality are also brought vividly to life. This performance will especially resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis. M.H.N. 2009 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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