“Uplifting . . . it’s about savoring the present, not allowing sadness to dominate and surrendering yourself to love, for better or worse.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Beyond the illness, though, is a breathtaking love story. In crystalline prose, Scarboro describes the pulse of her relationship with Stephen with all its illuminating quirks. Like any young couple, they agonize about career choices, attempt ill-fated road trips, bargain about whether to adopt a puppy, and host one memorably disastrous Thanksgiving. They navigate the growing pains of their twenties alongside the twists and turns of life-threatening disease; if their telephone rings at midnight, the caller might be a heartbroken friend, or the hospital offering a new set of lungs. As time goes on and trouble looms, the dangers of Stephen’s illness consume her, just as they will consume readers who feel they have come to know this extraordinary couple.
Scarboro tells her story of fierce love and its limitations with humor, grace, and remarkable bravery. My Foreign Cities is a portrait of a young couple approaching mortality with reckless abandon, gleefully outrunning it for as long as they can.
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"My Foreign Cities," a new memoir by Elizabeth Scarboro, is a love story, but it's one of the saddest love stories you'll ever read.Apr 21 2013 | Read Full Review of My Foreign Cities: A Memoir
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