Reconstructing Natalie

Reconstructing Natalie

Natalie Moore is about to lose what little cleavage she had.

A smart, funny, poignant story of Natalie Moore's journey through breast cancer and into a new kind of wholeness.

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About the Book

She’ll shave her head, leave her church, fall for a man in scrubs, learn to tap, and flash a roomful of women.

Natalie needs to know with or without her breasts she is more than the sum of her parts.

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Genre: Chick Lit
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Year: 2007
ASIN: B003DS6OM4
ISBN: 1595540679
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"Serious chick-lit? It can work, as seen in this faith-filled novel that revolves around breast cancer. Single gal Natalie Moore is just 27 when she is diagnosed with the disease. Walker's humor leavens the panic and the illness's accompanying indignities, such as a painful mammogram ("Now I knew how it felt to be a hamburger patty on a George Foreman grill"). Cancer's emotional and spiritual ramifications also drive the plot line—getting dropped like a hot potato by a boyfriend, dating woes, avoidance by friends, leaving her church. Boob puns proliferate, especially at a "Boob Voyage" party thrown by friends before Natalie's double mastectomy. Amidst the ugliness of chemo, hair loss and upchucking at the thought of chocolate is a chance for Natalie to make new friends, establish priorities, loosen some overly close family ties and develop empathy. And yes—have reconstructive surgery that increases her original A cup size. Romance waits in the wings, of course, and readers won't have to guess too hard to know Natalie's Mr. Right... Those diagnosed with breast cancer, survivors and their women friends will find this an enjoyable and encouraging read."
– Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
Laura Jensen Walker

Laura Jensen Walker has loved mysteries ever since she read Trixie Belden in the fourth grade in Racine, Wisconsin (home of the world-famous delectable Danish kringle.) A former journalist, Laura is the author of several chick-lit novels and humorous non-fiction books, including Thanks for the Mammogram! After more than a decade away from publishing she is thrilled to be back and writing in a new genre--cozy mysteries! Her first mystery, Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery) came out in September 2020, and her second cozy, Hope, Faith & a Corpse (A Faith Chapel Mystery) releases in January 2021. Laura lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband and their canine daughter Mellie.

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