How To Climb The Eiffel Tower


Lara Blaine believes that she can hide from her past by clinging to a rigid routine of work and exercise. She endures her self-imposed isolation until a cancer diagnosis cracks her hard exterior. Lara’s journey through cancer treatment should be the worst year of her life. Instead, it is the year that she learns how to live. She befriends Jane, another cancer patient who teaches her how to be powerful even in the face of death. Accepting help from the people around her allows Lara to confront the past and discover that she is not alone in the world. With the support of her new friends, Lara gains the courage to love and embrace life. Like climbing the Eiffel Tower, the year Lara meets Jane is tough, painful, and totally worth it.

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2 thoughts on “How To Climb The Eiffel Tower”

  1. Elizabeth, How To Climb The Eiffel Tower sounds like an interesting read. Sounds similar to the bucket list as we remember that our time is truly limited so we should take more chances. Will add it to my ‘must reads’ list. Lynn

  2. Linda Melin said:

    I just finished reading How to Climb the Eiffel Tower and it was marvelous! As a cancer survivor myself, it really struck a chord. I am going to give it to a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I immediately cared about the characters. I loved how artfully the author included so many of the emotional struggles and frustrations that are common among cancer patients. I loved that cancer transformed the characters, helping them understand what is life could and /or should be.

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