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Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the BRCA Gene

Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the BRCA Gene

ISBN: 1439148198

Title: Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the BRCA Gene

Author: Sarah Gabriel

KDL Description:

BIOGRAPHY GABRIEL

Eating Pomegranates is a candid and incredibly intimate story of being forced to acknowledge that while you can try to overcome the loss of a parent, you can never escape your genetic legacy. Gabriel’s mother passed away from cancer when Gabriel was just a teenager – at age 44, Gabriel is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Amazon Description:

An intensely powerful and moving memoir about genetics, mortality, family, femininity, and the author’s battle with cancer. After the grief of losing her mother to cancer when Sarah Gabriel was a teenager, she had learned to appreciate “the charms of simple happiness.” With a career as a journalist, a home in Oxford, England, a husband, and two young daughters, she was content. But then at age forty-four, she was diagnosed with breast cancer—the result of M18T, an inherited mutation on the BRCA1 gene that had taken the lives of her mother and countless female ancestors.