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If I Should Lose You by Natasha Lester

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‘Through a cast of memorable characters, If I Should Lose You pitches art against life, and in the process exposes life in all its frailties. Here is a story that resonates long after reading.’ — Andrea Goldsmith

‘I was captivated by this honest, beautiful story that fuses love and art with the most profound challenges of motherhood. Written with extraordinary emotional wisdom and intelligence.’ — Liz Byrski

Camille is a nurse specialising in supporting families through the difficult decision to donate the organs of their dying loved ones. Camille’s mother is a gifted but uncompromising transplant surgeon determined to make it in a man’s world until her own life falls apart. And Camille herself is a mother to Addie – five years old, critically ill and in desperate need of the very organs her mother and grandmother work with.



Hey! Here's my review.

If I Could Lose You was not a book I devoured in one sitting, it was a novel that I nibbled on, savouring each mouthful. Natasha's writing style is beautifully descriptive and engaging without being overwritten. Told from the point of view of a nurse, the story tackled life and death in that slightly detached way that those in the medical profession develop in order to cope. It was emotionally engaging and thought provoking, but not in an exhausting rollercoaster way. I loved the way Natasha wove together tales of past and present, art and medicine, love and loss. The novel discussed organ transplants from the perspective of the surgical team, the donor and their family, and the recipient and their family, prompting me to have a discussion with my husband about organ donation.

This is the first book I've read by Natasha Lester and I'm looking forward to reading more.
 


★★★★★ 

  • Where: Local Library
  • Format: Paperback

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2 February 2016 at 00:32 delete

I thought this was a very good read too :)

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2 February 2016 at 01:41 delete

Thanks for waging war with my pop up and finding your way through to comment :)
I've been fangirling after Natasha Lester for ages just because of her blog and awesome writing tips. I was so excited to finally get my hands on one of her books and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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