As young Mary Johnson stared at the cover of Time magazine featuring the loving eyes and wizened face of Mother Teresa, she knew her calling: to become a Missionary of Charity.
Sure there was a corpse in the back of the hearse, but that didn’t stop Monica and Julie from joyriding down Main Street.
A prison sentence transformed Neil White’s life forever, but it took a group of outcasts to show him the way.
Some people might see life in a tiny village, in the family home, in an iron lung, the ultimate confinement. Some might consider being fed and bathed and totally dependent on others no life at all –Martha Mason disagrees.
Gab decided she needed to buy her Korean mother a store, specifically a Korean deli in Brooklyn, so her mother could support herself and Gab could repay her mother for all her sacrifices. Husband Ben finds this plan to be a little lacking in commonsense.
Imagine being in a foreign country and being diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness. Imagine not having the words to describe your concerns and being faced with a culture which had different ideas about treatment. The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley is a poignant, sometimes funny memoir about a bewildered outsider confronting her own mortality.