Teva Harrison (1976–2019)

Teoksen In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer tekijä

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Teva Harrison was born in Oregon in 1976. She used to work in marketing before turning to drawing and writing after her metastatic breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 37. Her graphic novel, In-Between Days, received the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for nonfiction. Her other works include The näytä lisää Joyful Living Colouring Book and Not One of These Poems Is About You. She died on April 27, 2019 at the age of 42. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Menopause: A Comic Treatment (2020) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta

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Engrossing and moving autobiographical cartoons, vignettes and short essays about living with a terminal illness.

With such short snippets, the book does get a little too random at times, and in general I'm not a fan of hybrid graphic novels. Here, every one-page cartoon is followed by one to two pages of text that comments on the cartoon or reiterates and expands upon the theme of the cartoon. The repetition detracts and makes me wish the cartoons were allowed to stand on their own, but its understandable that Harrison wanted to get as much in as quickly as possible. And what she does capture is very valuable.… (lisätietoja)
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villemezbrown | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 8, 2022 |
This is a sort of graphic novel style book. Comics and short narratives drawn and written by Teva Harrison, who was diagnosed at age 37 (3 years ago) with metastatic breast cancer. It's a chronicle of her journey and was a quick read, at once heart-breaking and uplifting. She was American by birth but has lived here in Toronto for years. I first heard of this book when I heard an interview with her on the radio when it was published earlier this year. In fact, she will be speaking at my local library next Tuesday and I am hoping to go see her. She is a brave, talented and articulate woman ( one of the blurbs on the cover is by Joseph Boyden who has high praise for this memoir!)


Edited to add that I wrote this review when I first read this book, in 2016. Teva Harrison died in April 2019 at the too-young age of 42. She has a new book of poetry coming out shortly.
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jessibud2 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 12, 2020 |
A hard, real read. Half short form comics, half essay, a very open and honest struggle with cancer. Sometimes hard to read.
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emeraldreverie | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 15, 2018 |
This was an amazing, first person description of living life with genetic metastatic cancer. It's a revelation to see someone be so open and raw with their emotions and experiences.
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lissabeth21 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 3, 2017 |



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