Nicole Seitz wrote Trouble with Water as a healing process for the loss of her Aunt Bonnie to breast cancer. Like the main character in the novel, her aunt did not tell the family of her cancer until just before her death. Nicole Seitz explains that the goal of the book is to examine reasons why a person might choose to keep such a devestating secret.
But let me asssure you, the novel reads like a love story between two sisters, and between a sweet sisterhood of women that reach out to emotionally heal the main character. During her emotional healing, she becomes aware her body needs healing too. Trouble with Water’s gentle prose and authentic characters make this story of renewal much worth reading. For more info: http://www.nicoleseitz.com/
As a therapist, I’ve heard cancer clients say “I’ve told as few people as possible.” or “I didn’t tell my parents.” Some folks face cancer and do not want anyone to know. Have you ever known anyone to take this approach? Can you imagine facing cancer without your family and friends? What do you think would lead a person to make such a decision? LOVE to hear your comments!