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Author: Heather Summerhayes Cariou
ISBN: 1552786110
Pages: 436 pages
Publisher: Mcarthur & Company; 1st edition (January 15, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Memoirs
Size ePUB: 1899 kb
Size Fb2: 1983 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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Subcategory: Biography

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by Heather Summerhayes Cariou



Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir by Heather Summerhayes Cariou is one of the most moving memoirs I have ever read. Every page holds your interest and leaves you wanting to never stop reading

Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir by Heather Summerhayes Cariou is one of the most moving memoirs I have ever read. Every page holds your interest and leaves you wanting to never stop reading. This book also reads smoothly like a novel, as you care about the characters and the story is fascinating from beginning to end. Heather write so lovingly of her sister Pam, who suffers from cystic fibrosis-together they and the entire family struggle and learn and fight and love and live and laugh and triumph in so many ways. You will be happy to have gone with them.

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Sixtyfive Roses is a mesmerizing book. With a writing style that is fluid, graceful, and natural, Heather Summerhayes Cariou's memoir reads like a novel. She perfectly balances the heartbreaking events with a warm sense of humor. Many times throughout the book I shook my head, realizing just how young her parents were as they dealt with crisis after crisis.

The heart of the story explores the relationship between the two sisters-one devastatingly ill, the othr healthy but burdened with guilt - as they journey through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood"-Back cover.

This memoir’s subject is Cariou’s sister, Pam, who at the age of four was . I’m looking forward to reading this book myself when things slow down after the holidays.

This memoir’s subject is Cariou’s sister, Pam, who at the age of four was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal disease of the lungs and pancreas marked by severe coughing and malnutrition; unable to pronounce her condition, young Pam dubs it instead Sixtyfive Roses. For all the latest direct to your inbox.

Sixty-five Roses: A Sister's Memoir. Feb 14, 2009- Heather Summerhayes Cariou's sister Pam was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of four and given only a short time to live. Sixtyfive Roses" is the way Pam pronounced the disease that altered the lives of her siblings and parents, who in turn helped alter the community's response to the disease by founding the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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A loving, funny and profoundly moving literary memoir. The redemptive story of two sisters growing up in the shadow of a fatal illness, and a family fighting for a child's life.
Beazerdred
"A tale of pain, of hardship, and of loss, but also of inspiration, love, and joy, Heather Summerhayes Cariou writes a lyric tale with a skill that bears fruit. More than a memoir of a family's struggle with a dread disease, SIXTYFIVE ROSES, is also a heart-tugging tale of a family's strength and courage. More than a standard "this is what happened to our family" tale, it is beautifully written and filled with inspired words that offer both the challanges and the joys of a family's life together."

--Arline Chase, author of KILLRAVEN, GHOST DANCER, and the Spirit series.
Vobei
This was a fabulous book. I was especially interested having family members back in the 50s with children who died of Cystic Fibrosis and they were only toddlers. It was very well written, very interesting following the family along in their trials and tribulations. I felt that I knew them all quite well afterwards. Would recommend this to anyone especially interested in this terrible disease.
Braendo
this is a wonderful, moving tale. I have never taken so long to finish a book I loved so much. I had to keep putting it down after every chapter or so because it kept moving me to laughter and then tears, so many tears, but such a tale of strength. Read sixty-five roses you won't be sorry you did.
Leniga
loved this book! it took me a few chapters to get into it but I got hooked. definitely a good read for anyone struggling with cystic fibrosis or affected by the disease
BlessСhild
I've just started reading this memoir. In fact, I've just now finished reading Chapter Two, where a 4-year-old Pam is said to tell the author in 1958 that she has "sixtyfive roses." Curious statement, given that the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation credits the phrase "65 Roses" to the late Ricky Weiss who, at the age of 4, used it in a conversation with his mother, Mary G. Weiss, in 1965. Since "65 Roses" is a trademark owned by the CF Foundation, I now understand why the book was titled "sixtyfive roses." Sadly, though, a falsity such as this, in conjunction with the ponderous, overblown prose undercuts the power of the work as a memoir.
Gamba
I received the book I ordered quickly and new as promised. There was a bit of an ink smudge on the book but other than that the quality of service was excellent and the seller was honest
Arryar
I stumbled upon this book through the generosity of Heather's father this past summer who was the founder of the CF organization in Canada. Having a nephew with CF who had a double lung transplant one year ago that saved this young man from certain death, I noticed there was a fundraiser going on at Carstar across the street from where I worked and ran over to get more information to post on Facebook. Doug heard about it later and came over to the store where I worked and we chatted for a while and then he generously gave me Heather's book which I read on my holidays several weeks later. What I loved about the book was that Heather really hit home the tensions, frustrations and emotions that are caused by long term terminal illness and the effect it has on the family and what other people don't see. Things were far from pretty and I was astounded the amount of self sacrifice her parents and Heather went through. It is amazing her parents marriage survived. Heather's tantrums were real and she did not gloss them over. A good read.
When reading a biography, the hard part is often if you know the end of the story. This book is a powerful take of life, service, and a family that stood and faced a terrible disease and the medical community, and changed the odds, not only for their family member, but also for all families that deal with Cystic Fibrosis. This is a chronicle of a family's struggle against CF for 22 years. Our narrator, Heather Summerhayes, was 6 when her 4-year-old sister was diagnosed with CF, a disease that, at the time, her sister Pam pronounced as 'Sixtyfive Roses'.

At the time of Pam's diagnoses she was only given months to live. Yet the family believed differently and fought against it. Their mother promised that they would do all they could for sick little Pam and they did. The Summerhayes helped to create the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the assistance of the U.S. association and the Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. They set up a Financial Advisory Board as well as a Medical Advisory Board to help families deal with this disease and to raise funds for research for a cure for this illness.

This is a story of true Canadian strength - a story of hope, love and charity. This book, which spans years in a the Summerhayes' family life, will draw you into their struggle with prevailing opinions, medical advances, and always a struggle to love Pam, and seek what is best for her. Pam became one of a first wave of children diagnosed with this disease who lived into adulthood. Now the family and the medical staff were in new territory and 'all bets were off'.

Heather does an amazing job of recalling her family's life, living and dying with CF. She reflects in a sober way on the hard moments and celebrates the victories. The story is told in a well balanced way, not focusing just on the difficulties of living with a terminal disease. Heather tells the story of her cherished sister's life. A life lived to the full.

This book is a powerful story that will give you courage and faith to face the trials in your own life and the lives of the people who are dear to you. Celine Dion writes a moving forward.

The hard part of reading biographies is that you know where the story is going - yet with this one, the journey to get there is so moving and powerful, it will be great read.

(First Published in Imprint 2007-06-29 as in the book review column.)