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The Marble Collector is a thought-provoking novel about family and how the most ordinary decisions we make, can have the most extraordinary consequences for how we live our lives. Also how sometimes it’s only by shining a light on someone else, that you can truly understand yourself.
This is a story of a tough Irish family and how the game of marbles is some how central to their lives and the journey to adulthood.
When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her fathers belongings, her seemingly uneventful life suddenly alters and shifts.
A box of possessions.
A father with no memory.
A daughter with just one day.
To piece together the past.
Through her teenage years, in thrall to eating disorders, Nancy Tucker did almost manage to disappear
From the bleak reality of her body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, “The time in between” is poignant and unforgettable: memoir of a young women, now 22, who against all odds insists on soaring.
This is a very real and sad insight into a young women’s battle with her anorexia and bulimia nervosa. a sad and true tale of how it destroys not only her own hopes and dreams but also those of her family around her.
Zac and Mia have little in common – except that they are both battling the the big ‘c’ – cancer. Zac is in and out of remission for leukemia and Mia is in denial – nothing is wrong with her. Life for her will continue – parties, the ‘formal’, boyfriends and so on.
But as Zac knows, nothing is definite – nothing is certain and nothing is predictable when cancer is involved.
A well balanced narrative, told from both characters points if view – as they both battle to overcome their fears and live to fulfil their dreams.
Definitely worth a read.