My Father's Daughter: A Story of Survival, Life and Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancers
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Litfire Publishing Company
August 2017 ISBN 9781640452404
Hardcover The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
As a child, Lindy Bruzzone knew how she would "someday" die. It would be from cancer as what occurred with almost everyone in her family up to her generation. Bruzzone tells the story of an American family coming to America in the early 1600s, through today. Defying the odds of fate while pioneering a new country, the stories Lindy's ancestors leave behind inspire the following generations to endure future challenges of facing hardship and survival.Lindy shares the fear and uncertainty earlier family members experienced living with an unknown hereditary cancer syndrome during the eugenics movement in the early 1900s. Its mission was the mass sterilization of individuals considered "inferior" in an attempt to develop a "better breed" of persons.Bruzzone takes the reader inside the notorious San Quentin prison and upon California's mean streets where she works as a parole agent. There, she learns there are many ways to die as she flirts with danger and defies mortality.Finally, embarking upon a genetic journey, Lindy recounts the challenges of her own battles with cancer and how she learns to save her family and herself from hereditary cancers.Providing inspiration and serving as a working guide of how one family confronted difficult challenges in life, My Father's Daughter serves as a guide in how to survive life's challenges and live with the hereditary cancers of Lynch syndrome.This revised 2017 edition of My Father's Daughter: A Story of Survival, Life and Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancers, is scheduled to be released to the public in August of 2017.More/less