Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, A Memoir
A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again. From the discovery of a “junky” cyst, to chemotherapy and surgery, sleepless nights filled with rosaries and “what ifs,” and shifting family dynamics, her adult experience mirrors her teen bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with one exception—she no longer has parents keeping her in the dark.
With the ghosts of cancer past hovering around her, Chris falls into the same overprotective traps her taciturn Irish-Catholic parents created, striving to keep her family’s life “normal,” when it is anything but, and soldiering through on her own, until a neighbor’s unexpected advice and gift move her to accept others’ help. With fierce honesty, poignant reflection, and good humor, Chris shares a journey filled with sorrow, grace, forgiveness, and resilience, as she wends her way through cancer for the second time. Again offers practical guidance and hope to individuals that they have the strength to forge a path beyond a diagnosis.
“Author Christine Shields Corrigan’s ability to express her emotions and share practical advice for handling a cancer diagnosis are captivating and emotional and the grit and truth of her story–combined with her practical knowledge–make AGAIN a remarkable memoir for all non-fiction readers.” ~ Stephani Hren for IndieReader
(HER)OICS Paperback – March 11, 2021
(Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic draws together the stories of 52 women across the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Not Back to But Forward, Chris’ essay about how her cancer experiences helped her cope with COVID-19.
uring the initial lockdown from March to May 2020, I kept seeing posts on social media or hearing friends say…
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Christine speaks with Laraine Herring about her new book Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, A Memoir.
A mom. wife and recovering attorney, Christine shares her fierce story of surviving cancer twice. At age 15, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. And as an adult, she battled breast cancer.