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    Default Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Lived Fully - Book Review

    This month the Platinum Book Club is reviewing Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived by Maria Housden

    In a lyrically told narrative, both moving and unforgettable, Maria Housden recounts her three-year-old daughter Hannah's battle with cancer in simple, personal language that transcends grief and fear to become a celebration of a life fully lived.
    Maria Housden was 31 when her three-year-old daughter Hannah was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer. Maria had to confront a tragedy that challenged everything she knew. Guided by her love for Hannah and Hannah's own irrepressible spirit, she understood only that she must stay by Hannah's side and live through whatever lay ahead.
    During the last year of her short life, Hannah was fearless in the way she faced death and irrepressibly joyful in the way she approached living. The little girl who wore her favourite red shoes into the operating theatre changed the life of everyone who came in contact with her. Hannah's Gift nourishes the soul with an ageless wisdom all the more invaluable for having come from someone so young. A remarkable story, remarkably told, it will bring comfort to anyone touched by loss and renewed faith in the power of love.

    How The Members Rated It - score out of 5

    Astrolady - 5
    Nellbe - 4
    Sal -
    *Emma* -
    *TamaraSP* -
    Davesbubby -
    Sherieb -
    Hayseed -

    If you wish to read the book, but are not a part of the Book Club please be warned that the following posts may contain spoilers for certain books.

    Last edited by nellbe; November 7th, 2006 at 09:36 AM.

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    I gave it a 5 !! I had it read within a day. The very short chapters made for a quick read and kept you interested in the book. I also appreciated how it didn't drag on and would jump from one time frame to say 3 or 6mths later.

    You really felt like you were a fly on the wall with the way things were described which sucked me in and had me sharing their laughter and tears.


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