continues, after a minor setback over the past few days, to make good
progress. Says independence is his goal and is making strides in that
direction. We notice each day some forward movement in self-suffiency,
which we note and celebrate. Today he went to the kitchen and fixed
himself a cup of coffee. Naps are growing shorter and less frequent, and
he's started writing every day in a new journal. Also catching up on
email and with his blogging buddies. We are looking forward
to some good physical therapy to help him regain strength lost during
hospital stay and residual weakness from the tumor. Will see oncologist
next Weds to discuss treatment. On the phone she mentioned chemo and
low-level radiation. This doctor's last name is Kong, and she says yes,
it's true, people can't resist calling her Queen. Weather has improved,
so patio time is upon us. We are still enjoying having Anne around, and
eating her fabulous cooking and laughing at each other's jokes. Thanks
to everyone for all the kind words and encouragement--much appreciated!
Read a book by a forgotten writer whose work you have never read before.
Coming February 2018
HUNGER, Roxane Gay THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER, Karen Dionne LOVING DAY, Mat Johnson THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Michael Robotham HILLBILLY ELEGY, J.D. Vance SUNBURN, Laura Lippman THE SISTERS CHASE, Sarah Healy IN A LONELY PLACE, Dorothy L Hughes UNDER THE HARROW, Flynn Berry MORNINGSTAR, Ann Hood THE RED NOTEBOOK, Antoine Laurain A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, Amor Towles LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, Celeste Ng LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK, Kathleen Mooney THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY, Louise Penney
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.