Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development
Janet Reibstein's mother and two aunts grew up in New Jersey amid a close-knit, extended Jewish family set apart only by a genetic propensity for breast cancer. Over fifty years, the disease claims Janet's two aunts, then her mother, then a cousin. Finally Janet must face the far-reaching decision of whether to undergo a preemptive mastectomy herself.
A history of the disease in America as well as a story of sisters, mothers and daughters, and the men who love them, Staying Alive is ultimately a tale of extraordinary strength and of the power of love in survival.
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Review: Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and DevelopmentUser Review - Hoku - Goodreads
Dense read. Each sentence packs a punch. Her perspective is utterly enticing and inspiring. Women, ecology, and development seems like it could never be in one sentence--other than an eco-feminist one ... Read full review
Review: Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and DevelopmentUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
This is a great book. I've been thinking about the forest and science and sustainable life. I want to study the science she calls the "ecological or feminine principal" and avoid reductionist science ... Read full review
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