Today for Lunch Lit we have The Cost of Hope: A Memoir excerpt. From Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett comes a moving, eye-opening, and beautifully written memoir—a love story of two unusual people, their complex marriage and deep devotion, and finally, Bennett’s quest to save her husband’s life.
After her husband’s death, Bennett uses her skills as a veteran investigative reporter to determine the cost of their mission of hope. What she discovers raises important questions many people face, and vital issues about the intricacies of America’s healthcare system.
“A memoir of a volatile but loving marriage [interwoven] with the tale of a daunting journey through the cancer-treatment system….[The Cost of Hope] illuminates the conundrum Americans face over the high cost of care.”
–Wall Street Journal
“The hot-button issue of unregulated health-care costs underscores this engaging memoir of marriage and terminal illness….A moving, beautifully written chronicle of true love and a clarion call for health-care reform.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[An] affecting memoir….[Bennett’s] story of how to fight for any hope you can get when there seems to be none, provides touching and instructive wisdom for the millions affected by cancer.”
The Cost of Hope: A Memoir
Amanda Bennett | 978-1-4000-6984-2 | HC | Random House