Necessary Madness Author:Jenn Crowell After losing her husband to leukemia, Gloria Burgess vows not to fall apart, for her own sake and that of her young son. Yet, despite her bravest efforts, Gloria will be swept up in a remarkable rite of passage. It will plunge her into a shattering exploration of her parent's unfulfilled marriage, entwine her destiny with the life of a passi... more »onate artist, and ultimately force her into an utter reinvention of herself, transmuting her grief and anger into love and forgiveness.« less
This is an amazing debut from a very young author. She evokes emotion from the reader throughout the entire book - you'll cry more than once as she recounts the story of an amazing woman, trying to hold her life together through her husband's battle with cancer. Recommended for anyone who wants a "good cry" book that can be finished in one weekend.