Publisher: Authorhouse (June 12, 2018) Category: Memoir, Inspirational, Spiritual, Grief Tour dates: August & Sept, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-5462-3763-1 Available in PDF, 128 pages Like ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese, ‘Building Mountains from Dust’, award winning author, Kimberly Young shares her story of survival and inspiration. At fifty, Kimberly’s structured, organized, and driven life is thrown into a tailspin when she is diagnosed with advanced staged lung cancer. Never a smoker, Kimberly makes frank reflections about her decision not to have children, and how she makes peace with her mother, who abandoned her over fifteen years ago. This is a story about heart-wrenching life lessons, forgiveness, and about finding faith, as in a tragic twist of fate; Kimberly survives her cancer when her husband of twenty years suddenly dies.
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Building Mountains From Dust is a very inspiring, well written, story.
This is a very recent event in this impressive and courageous woman's life.
Kimberly Young perceived herself to be a fairly healthy, active woman of
fifty years of age. She had had a few "scares" with her husband's health -
who was twenty years her senior - but, in addition to being in good health,
she looked very young. Therefore, she was shocked to discover she had lung
cancer. Didn't that usually happen to those who smoked?
Kimberly tell of your journey from the initial shock, denial, grief, then willingness
to be treated. With a few individuals, she was close to, encouraging her, she was
determined to conquer this ugly disease.
She was forced to face another devastating challenge, as well.
This was a very touching account of her "trials" which may bring hope to others
struggling with a similar situation. It will also instill greater awareness and
compassion in many people.
This earns a Four Stars rating.
*This book was sent to me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Note: Our prayers go out to Kimberly Young. As of this posting, the cancer went into her brain but she has survived the operation, so far.
Praise Eighth Wonder by Kimberly S. Young“The more I read, the more I couldn't put the book down. As the story unfolded, so did the wonder of life and all of the tricks that it plays on us. This book is a story about life, love, loss, heartbreak, and moving forward. How we sometimes sleepwalk through life focused on superficial goals rather than our hearts desire; and how we sometimes find love and comfort in the most unlikeliest of places. The characters were well developed and the story line was unique. When you finish the very last word on the very last page, you feel as though life has completed its circle.”-Donna McBroom-Theriot, My life One Story At A Time “The Eighth Wonder is an emotional, heart-tugging journey into the lives of two people, Nicole and Tom. Both from different walks of life, it's fate when their lives intersect. It's not a happy journey at first, for either of them. Told through flashbacks in both perspectives, the writing is lyrical, yet poignant. Young has created memorable, realistic characters that really touch an emotional chord on a tiered level. Life is full of choices, and the output of those choices will change not only your life, but others around you. A unique love story with a surprising ending, The Eighth Wonder is an emotionally charged read!”-Minding Spot “A Forbidden love story written with compassion and sincerity.”-Lynelle Clark, Inspire To Read “Kimberly Young has constructed an amazing first novel about unexpected love and the strange chemistry of May-November romances. This is no bodice-ripper or sappy saga of moonstruck entrancement. Her characters are deep, and the reader roots for them.” – John M. Hanchette, Pulitzer Prize-winner and St. Bonaventure University journalism professor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kimberly Young is a psychologist and world expert on Internet addiction disorder and online behavior. She founded the Center for Internet Addiction in 1995 and was a psychology professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Young is currently a professor of management scientists at St. Bonaventure University. She has published numerous journal articles and books chapters and served as an expert witness regarding her pioneer research including testimony for the Child Protection Online Act Congressional Committee. Young is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and a founding member of the International Society of Mental Health Online.
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