Description of From Kansas to Oz by Gail Larson
Tired of reading "how to survive cancer" stories? Imagine sneaking a peek into your sister's diary and discovering the words, "I have cancer." Reading "From Kansas to Oz" is similar to that. As a cancer survivor, this author tells it like it is. She candidly shares her own experiences as well as those of other cancer victims she's come to know. Meet Louis-a seventy-one-year-old man who has never said "I love you" to anyone....and now may never have the chance. Meet Trisha-wife, nurse, and mother of a twelve-year-old boy who is about to lose his mommy to a disease he can't possibly comprehend. Meet Luke-a little boy whose only wish is to get well enough to play soccer. His single mother does her best to obtain care for him, but circumstances place him in the middle of the adults who are receiving treatments. His interactions with Louis and Trisha bring innocence, humor, and even fun, to the emotionally-charged situation in which they find themselves.