I'm Still Here

I'm Still Here

by Kathryn R. Biel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991391738
Publisher: Kathryn R. Biel
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,001,756
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn Biel hails from upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients' needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather (kathrynbiel.blogspot.com). She is the author of Good Intentions (2013) and Hold Her Down (2014). Please feel free to follow on Twitter (@KRBiel) or on Facebook (Kathryn R. Biel: Author).

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I'm Still Here 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
KButler More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books that I could not put down once I picked it up. A compelling story of Esther, who is ostracized from her family following the suicide of her twin sister. Ms. Biel tackles the delicate subject of mental illness and suicide, especially focusing on how it affects the family and how the stigma of mental illness can make the disease so much more difficult to deal with. And although this seems like a heavy, depressing subject, Ms. Biel weaves humor and levity into the story, keeping the reader on his or her toes. I highly recommend and cannot wait to read Ms. Biel’s other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alot of plot twist kept this book super interesting and I never wanted to put it down!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! I loved reading it! Kate has a way of sucking you into the story so you can't put the book down until its done! This book was a wonderful story line, something different and refreshing! Would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first started this story i didnt understand all the great reviews...i thought it was kinda boring...but suddenly, i found myself really loving the characters...and caring about their story..it was really good...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The charcters are engaing and the story exciting, making it hard to put down. Looking forward to more books from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I had the whole plot figured out from the begining but the authour had numerous twist that kept me enthralled with the book.
kalvinLT More than 1 year ago
Laugh, cry GREAT BOOK
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~Received For An Honest Review~ An honest to goodness good read! You feel like you are Ester. You can feel every emotion and and every thought she has. A girl trying to figure it out after coming from so much. It was hard to place the reader down when I started reading this book! Kathryn Biel was a new to me author, and am excited that I was able to review for her!
stacymenz More than 1 year ago
Her best book yet! I feel like the author captured how it feels to have a loved one go through a terrible time that you can't help them with, and yet at the same time made it a feel good book. I was rooting for Esther all the way through and read it in one sitting!
mommyv More than 1 year ago
I can't remember the last time I read a book that left me wanting to hug one of the main characters! Your heart goes out to Esther from the first few pages. Kathryn has you wanting to protect Esther while screaming at her family for not treating her they way she deserves. You will laugh, cry, and cheer as you follow Esther on the roller coaster that is her life. Fantastic third novel that should be on everyone's to-read list!
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Anonymous 7 months ago
Don't want yo leave any spoilers. I read it all in one day. Loved the characters and wanted to know how everything turned out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I found the characters likable as well as the story b eing interesting. Although sometimes a little too dramatic, the comedic main character kept me interested to find out how it all ended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Brought me to tears and back. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful yet romanrtic, great story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave you a lot to think about. Family comes in a lot of different forms
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting how situations can change our lives in a short time. Interesting how we think of our lives in negative ways and self pity. Interesting how when confronted our self righteousness kicks in. Interesting that when we really think about our confrontations we realize that it is time to forgive and move forward in life.
Laundry_Whispers More than 1 year ago
This book was a jump into something a little different than my last few reads. Ester, youngest of 7 children, of her 'crunchy' hippy-dippy parents wasn't just the youngest, she was a twin. Said twin had left a suicide note 7 years ago and disappeared from the face of the earth. No body was found so Mom and Dad, wait no sorry Dean and Cheryl, refused to believe she was dead. Mom and Dad didn't want to be called Mom and Dad, so Dean and Cheryl it was. Ester, however, was not convinced that her sister was alive and said so. Slowly but surely her family cut her out of everything, throwing a birthday party for Aster (the twin) and inviting Ester without caring that it was also her birthday. Parenting Win? Needless to say massive estrangement, not actually initiated by Ester. Through an initial series of unfortunate events, you know Ho Ho encrusted car accident, Ester's life takes a dramatic turn. Think sideways falling in love with a charming nee perfect hero who also happens to be a doctor that's apparently pretty delectable, and sweet, and kind, and... Ester negotiates the idea that she is more than everything her family convinced her she was. Ester learns that you can find love. Ester learns that things aren't ways what them seem. And sometimes, you get second chances. And sometimes second changes aren't all they are cracked up to be and were never on the table to begin with. Truth is there's some typos and editing issues with this book. Truth is the story line is a bit over the top for me. A little too pat you could say. But I appreciate that you don't always get the total package happy ending that this book provided to me. I read a review that questioned the age of the writer due to some of the pop culture references and dialogue in the story. I appreciated it. As a *cough* middle age *gag* woman I appreciate the fact that not everyone tells there story like a matron. Personally notorious for my own interesting way of communicating with the world I appreciated the offhandedness that was in this book as well. Biel did a good job of educating about the impact of mental illness on a family without feeling like it was a lecture that pushed off responsibility onto someone else. She also did a great job of telling a story that offered redemption while also making it perfectly OK to not find the gold at the end of the rainbow. Because sometimes, it's not the gold you need by the trip through the rainbow to find the treasure. It's not always what you thought it was nor where you expected it to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this book addicting. Could not put it down once I started reading. Enlightening subject matter regarding mental illness and family interraction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A heart-warming story with a lot of insight.
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Interesting read, but the crude, vulgar language was a big turnoff for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked by the first paragraph! What a roller coaster ride I was on! I laughed, cried and bit my nails while finishing it. So many twists, turns & surprises! You will not want to put it down! Well done Ms. Biel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a page turner but a good read, nevertheless.