Between Two Kingdoms – A Memoir of a Life Interrupted – by Suleika Jaouad.
Kindle copy. Also available as a Hardback, Paperback, and in an Audiobook, on Amazon.
Language. Genre. Pages:
English. Memoir. 368
What’s it about?
At the age of 22 the author, Suleika Jaouad, developed an itch all over her body coupled with intense exhaustion. At 23 a routine blood work leads to a diagnosis of Leukemia.
Soon Cancer took over everything. Her life, her job, her love, her relationship with friends and family, and more importantly her relationship with herself.
4 years of intensive treatments and hospital visits ravaged not only her body but her mind as well, till finally, Cancer Free Suleika realized that she had no idea how to live ‘normally’.
She had survived the Kingdom of the Sick but did not know how to move to the Kingdom of the Healthy. Her transition from one Kingdom to the other is what this book is about.
What did I think of it?
If you think a book about someone recovering from Cancer is likely to be depressing, you couldn’t be further away from the truth. Between Two Kingdoms is not only exquisitely written but a very inspiring read. It is a book you ‘feel’. I hungrily devoured page after page as I accompanied Suleika on her journey. This book is studded with wisdom and insight that makes the reader pause, ponder and count their blessings. This book is a beacon of hope for anyone who needs it if you’re going through a phase where you question yourself and the future awaiting you.
Wow or Not Now?
Reading Between Two Kingdoms – A Memoir of a Life Interrupted – by Suleika Jaouad was a cleansing experience. I laughed, I wept, I ruminated over what it makes me think, even realize. It helped me realign my life and my gratitude list.
I am on the fence when I say this, but I think a bit of crisper editing in the latter half of the book would have made it a better read.
****4 Stars to Between Two Kingdoms – A Memoir of a Life Interrupted – by Suleika Jaouad
My rating chart;
*Use it as a doorstop.
**Read it if you have nothing better to do.
***You may like it if you like this particular genre.
*****What! You haven’t read it YET?!