Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 56-12384...
|Title||:||the story of gabrielle|
|Number of Pages||:||94 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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the story of gabrielle Reviews
I’m embarrassed by how much I like this book. It’s a small little book and not particularly well written. It’s written by the mother, almost in diary form, of a 9 year old girl who dies of cancer. It’s written after Gabrielle’s death, to/for the girl. Seems to have been a cathartic exercise by her mother. This was at a time in the not so distant past when little could be done about metastasized cancer. I read this when I was only a few years older than the ill girl and I do/did like reading books about people who have cancer. Found it very sad and interesting.
Found this book randomly at the library, but was somehow drawn to it b/c of the reviews. It was written in the 1950's... quick read, but prepare yourself to cry at the end. It is told from a mother's perspective of a child dying of cancer.
Gabrielle's mother chronicles a vivacious girl as she transitions through her teen years, becomes fatally ill and dies. The author describes how her life and death impacted her. Tragic story.