Breast cancer -- fiction

Ida B--And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan

Ida B--And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the Wo

Ida B. Applewood's perfect life is crushed when she is forced to go to public school during her fourth grade year--where fun is scarce and the teacher gets to decide the entire plan for the day. Having been homeschooled, she has always been a planner in that she decides at the beginning of the day just how she will complete all of her tasks to ensure ample time for fun. Fourth grade in public school is not for Ida B., and she has a plan for how she can escape the unpleasant, joyless constraints of Ernest B. Lawson Elementary School. Ida B, by Katherine Hannigan, is the story of a girl's strong will to maintain her happy, fun-filled lifestyle.  

Spence + Lila

By Bobbie Ann Mason

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This unexpected love story outlines the culture shock of a farm couple in a hi-tech medical world. Lila's two-week stay in the hospital provides the focus for the ways they have loved and cherished each other for 46 years.
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Life on the Refrigerator Door: Notes Between a Mother and a Daughter

By Alice Kuipers

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Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal lives and their bond as mother and daughter, Claire and her mother find new love and devotion for one another deeper than anything they had ever imagined.
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Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend

By Laney Katz Becker

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Two very different women meet in a chat room about breast cancer. Their e-mails form a friendship and bond as they learn to laugh and cry together about the absurdities, pain, and most of all, the love that life can bring.
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