Friday, April 13, 2018
Beauty in the Broken Places by Allison Pataki
When Allison's husband, Dave, had a stroke, while on an airplane on their way to a vacation, both of their lives changed drastically. Allison was five months pregnant with their first child, and Dave was a medical student. After the stroke, which he was lucky to survive, he had no short term memory and had to relearn many things. Allison had to rely on her faith and help from others and she wrote letters to Dave throughout his recovery to help keep her own sanity and document his journey for him when he recovered. The memoir is well written and inspiring.