By Suzanne Strempek Shea

Songs from a Lead-Lined Room is a special and noteworthy publication rooted truthfully and uncooked adventure, and the 1st memoir to target the non-public event of radiation therapy. As with Shea's best-selling fiction, her sharp and insightful wit and her reporter's eye for the main telling and occasionally quirky information tell each web page. She stocks what she learns concerning the strategy of her therapy, her bouts of melancholy, indignity, and worry, in addition to the fake pas, the blameless errors, and the compassion and being concerned of her relatives, pals, and fellow sufferers

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She writes these things all in a row, just like that.  suzanne strempek shea 4 The guru tells me I have a lot of fear. Immediately, I feel see-through. Transparent like the plastic woman back in Mr. Cornwell’s high school biology class, with nothing at all hiding what she bears inside. Early on in this, Wendy seems to know my interior, and that’s unsettling. ’’ Other than her cool fashion sense—animal-print vests, bold silver earrings, no-nonsense short hairdo—that’s one of the things I like about this woman: you have something wrong with your mind, chances are she does as well.

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Nine days before it, in the next town over, less than half an hour after her mother dropped her at the town beach, a sixteen-year-old lifeguard disappeared from her post. Three months later, despite land and air searches and national exposure on America’s Most Wanted, Molly Bish remains missing, and officials remain baffled. I once covered for my paper the school committee on which her mother serves, and she always stuck in  suzanne strempek shea my mind due to the biblical spelling of her first name: Magdalen.

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