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The Middle Place
The Middle Place
Author: Kelly Corrigan
The Middle Place is about calling home. Instinctively. Even when all the paperwork -- a marriage license, a notarized deed, two birth certificates, and seven years of tax returns -- clearly indicates you're an adult, but all the same, there you are, clutching the phone and thanking God that you're still somebody's daughter. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781401303365
ISBN-10: 1401303366
Publication Date: 1/8/2008
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
I read this book in a day and a half, and laughed and cried my way through it. Keely Corrgian writes her memoir with honesty, integrity and humor. At the end I found myself wanting to know more about her and her family, she seems like the type of person you could sit and have coffee with and talk for hours. I loved the book and highly recommend it!
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Great book about being a daughter and a mother at the same time. Kelly writes in such a familiar voice that it's hard to put this book down!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. I can relate to being in the middle place-- raising a family and having aging parents. The author managed to make a book about cancer fun and encouraging.
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I read this with my book club. It was the first book our group read and the book that we've compared everything else to. We got to hear Kelly Corrigan speak and she has such a positive attitude. This book touched me because of her attitude in the face of cancer. Also, the father/daughter relationship is amazing. A must read!
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What a fun book to read! my book club really liked it, too.
The cancer part was difficult - but real. Not sure how she made it "uplifting" with such a dark illness involved, but she pulled it off. I have definitely recommended it to friends.
Do note that If you have a family member with cancer (especially a dad or father figure) or recently passed from cancer it probably isnt a good pick, but down the road it would be worthwhile!
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This was a really wonderful book to read. What excellent writing. It is a book about a family dealing with cancer in TWO of its members, but this book is not a downer. You just want to call the protaganist up when you read the last page and get to know her and her family, especially her dad, even better. Great insight into what a life dealing with cancer is all about, but also just an awesome story.