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Broken Wing, Fallen Sky

by Fran Muir

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health care issues
list price: $21.95
published: 2008
publisher: Turnstone Press

In Broken Wing, Falling Sky Fran Muir gives us a moving memoir of her mother and a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in which much was left unspoken. After undergoing a general anaesthetic for a mastectomy, Fran's mother, Jean, develops problems with short-term memory, and her world changes. Using fragments of family history, journals, and her mother's medical and other records, Muir weaves a lyrical tapestry of her mother's life and death along with her own struggle to make sense of the health care system. This a powerful story of an encounter with medical bureaucracy as well as a portrait of building family connections while letting go.

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Fran Muir

Fran Muir was grew up in Manitoba and lived in Toronto and in Northern BC before settling in Vancouver. She received a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her work has been published in numerous Canadian journals.

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