The Bright Side Running Club
A Novel of Breast Cancer, Best Friends, and Jogging for Your Life
Josie Lloyd's fearless novel is a tribute to the power of the human spirit in the face of hardship, based on the author's own experience with cancer and community. In the vein of Mary Ellen Taylor's Honeysuckle Season this "amazing, breathtaking, and inspiring" (Jenny Colgan) novel is full of hope and heart. When Keira first receives her breast cancer diagnosis, she never expects to end up joining a running group with three women she's only just met. Totally blind-sided, all she can think about is how she doesn't want to tell her family or step back from work. Nor does she want to be part of a group of fellow cancer patients. Cancer is not her club. And yet it's running - hot, sweaty, lycra-clad running in the company of brilliant, funny women all going through treatment - that unexpectedly gives Keira the hope she so urgently needs. Because Keira will not be defined by the C-word. And now, with the Cancer Ladies' Running Club cheering her on, she is going to reclaim everything: her family, her identity, and her life. One step at a time. Moving, uplifting and full of hope, this is a beautifully crafted novel about love, family and the power of finding your tribe.