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Broken Wing, Falling Sky by Fran Muir
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Broken Wing, Falling Sky


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Using fragments of family history, journals, and her mother's medical and other records, Fran Muir weaves a lyrical tapestry of her mother's life and death along with her own struggle to make sense of the health care system..

In Broken Wing, Falling Sky, Fran Muir gives us a moving memoir of her mother and a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in which much was left unspoken. After undergoing a general anaesthetic for a mastectomy, Fran's mother, Jean, develops problems with short-term memory, and her world changes. Using fragments of family history, journals, and her mother's medical and other records, Muir weaves a lyrical tapestry of her mother's life and death along with her own struggle to make sense of the health care system. This is a powerful story of an encounter with medical bureaucracy helps paint the portrait of a family growing together while they learn to let go.

Reviews

Broken Wing, Falling Sky is Fran Muir's memoir of her late mother and their struggles with the B.C. health-care system, is harrowing. It's also an act of love and touching reminiscence.

Quentin Mills-Fenn, Uptown Magazine

Our hearts go out to Muir...(as she documents) her mother's life and distressing decline in a thoughtful, probing way.

Vancouver Sun

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