Leaving Unknown, and it is now the third book on my Top Ten of 2010. To many it may seem to be a standard "finding your place in the world" story, but to me it struck many personal, resonant tones. Besides having me laugh out loud constantly, I appreciated that romance was not at the heart of this piece of "women's fiction", although there was some that helped Maeve move out of her floating existence and into real relationships. Because I felt such a personal connection to Maeve and her story, I may be a bit prejudiced toward Leaving Unknown, and I encourage you to visit the other blogs on this TLC Blog Tour. Some of them are giving away copies of the book!
As a cancer survivor, Leaving Unknownis the first novel I've ever read where the feelings of the patient have been expressed so accurately. Cancer patients are usually portrayed as brave or sad, and I've never been exposed to a literary character before Maeve who seemed so true and richly faceted.
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