Dear Blogger friends, it's been a while since I've posted about the books I've read. I am often asked (normally by people who DON'T read) where I find the time to read so many books. I don't know but read do I read! I tend to devour a book a week; mostly fiction and every so often I find a non-fiction book to read.
Recently the Dominee (reverend) of the Dutch Reformed Church in our town died from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. My neighbor had just been lent a book about a young Capetonian girl who passed away from the same cause.
Get me to 21 - the Jenna Lowe story:
Damon Weber is a brilliant kid—a skilled actor and a natural leader at school. Born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery when he was a baby, Damon’s spirit and independence have always been a source of pride to his parents, who vigilantly look for any signs of danger.
Unbowed by frequent medical checkups, Damon proves to be a talent on stage, appears in David Milch’s HBO series Deadwood, and maintains an active social life, whenever he has the energy. But running through Damon’s coming-of-age in the shadow of affliction is another story: his father Doron’s relentless search for answers in a race against time.
Immortal Bird is a stirring, gorgeously written memoir of a father’s fight to save his son’s life.