Both Sides Now
(Books & Books Press, February)
By Nancy Sharp

When Nancy Sharp learns her husband’s brain cancer has returned on the same day she gives birth to premature twins, she sheds her belief in the cliché “everything happens for a reason.” In this memoir, Sharp takes readers on a journey of ups (a solid marriage) and downs (raising two children alone) that leads to her decision to move from New York City to Denver. Here, she serendipitously finds love again in this magazine’s 2007 “Romance In The City” feature. Sharp’s frank revelations about loss and healing—conveyed in bite-size chapters, at times just a sentence long—are both profound and relatable and offer hope to anyone who’s wondered if life will get better.

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