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Broken Places: A Memoir

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Beginning in the Harvard Club in Manhattan and traveling from the green hills of Tennessee through the ivy-covered gates of the University of the Pennsylvania, Broken Places is the story of a life fraught with loss but far from hopeless. Nancy Whitfield's young life and self-esteem are shattered by family secrets while her adolescence is plagued by a desperate need for love. When she finally meets the man who can save her, a new friendship threatens to tear them apart. From her later fight against Parkinson's disease and struggle to reclaim her life to the loss of a close friend to cancer, this is a story of triumph sure to touch the hearts of anyone who has experienced loss of any kind. Broken Places is above all a story of discovering what matters in life, what is worth holding onto and what is worth remembering.

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