Dear Bruno

Dear Bruno

by Alice Trillin, Edward Koren
     
 

In 1979, Alice Trillin, who three years earlier had been diagnosed with a malignant lung tumor, received a call from good friend Annie Navasky telling her that Annie’s twelve-year-old son, Bruno, also had cancer. Alice’s response was a letter to Bruno in which she tried to show that it was possible to talk about cancer in a tone that was frank, honest,

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In 1979, Alice Trillin, who three years earlier had been diagnosed with a malignant lung tumor, received a call from good friend Annie Navasky telling her that Annie’s twelve-year-old son, Bruno, also had cancer. Alice’s response was a letter to Bruno in which she tried to show that it was possible to talk about cancer in a tone that was frank, honest, and funny. Children and adults struggling with the ‘why me?’ of cancer will find in this book a realistic, funny, and somehow, reassuring exploration of the fight for survival. Illustrated with cartoons by New Yorker artist Edward Koren.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This gently reassuring book, illustrated with whimsical drawings by New Yorker cartoonist Koren, is for children with cancer, their parents and other caretakers. The text is a letter that writer/TV producer Trillin wrote in 1979 to Bruno Navasky, a friend's 12-year-old son, who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Trillin, who in 1976 discovered that she had lung cancer, shares her healing experience with Bruno and attempts to cheer him up with impromptu humor and to instill courage, a matter-of-fact attitude toward one's illness, even a touch of irreverence. Today Navasky translates Japanese poetry and works for the Academy of American Poets. The author and her husband, Calvin Trillin, are volunteer counselors at actor Paul Newman's Hole-in-the-Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut for children with cancer or serious blood diseases. Author tour. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565840577
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
31
Product dimensions:
9.33(w) x 6.37(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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