Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, an Amazon bestselling Memoir.

Almost 40% of women and men will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes—Christine Shields Corrigan has been part of those statistics twice. With a frank, witty, and down-to-earth voice, Chris invites us to follow her parallel cancer journeys as teen and adult, her desperate desire for normalcy, and gradual acceptance of the grace that comes from others’ help. Chris also offers practical guidance gained only from experience. An any woman’s story of resiliency and hope that life is possible beyond a diagnosis or even two, Again will appeal not only to those touched by cancer, but also to individuals faced with a life challenge who seek a path forward.

“This unflinching story of strength and vulnerability pairs the practical with a heartfelt glimpse into the inner workings of healing. Corrigan has mapped out a touching journey and a helpful guide for anyone who has had to deal with cancer, through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.”

“Candid, sagacious writing on illness and adaptation.”
Kirkus Reviews

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Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists was selected as a finalist for the National Indie Excellence® Awards. The National Indie Excellence® Awards are open to recent English language books in print from self and independent publishers. Again “embodies the standards of excellence that this award was created to celebrate.  We salute your talents and our jurors truly respect each of the final works that are honored this year. “As noted by Doug Fogelson, President National Indie Excellence® Awards,”The National Indie Excellence® Awards proudly cheer these authors for their enduring vision, talents, and dedication.”

Christine Shields Corrigan

I’m a writer, teacher, mom, wife, and two-time cancer survivor. I write about family, parenting, illness, and resilient survivorship.

My work has appeared in many places, including The Brevity Blog, Dreamer’s Creative Writing, Grown & Flown, The Potato Soup Journal, Purple Clover,, and Wildfire Magazine.

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