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  • Award year: 1999
  • Author: Andie Dominick
  • Needles: A Memoir Of Growing Up With Diabetes

    I know about needles. My sister leaves them everywhere. So begins this absorbing memoir of a growing up marked not by illegal drugs but by diabetes. In graceful yet unsparing prose, Dominick recalls the exacting routines, the doctors, the hospitals, and the struggle for normalcy that shaped her older sister's life and later ruled her own. Although a candid record of the ravages of illness on family and self, Dominick's story is also an inspirational account of hope and courage. A paperback will be available next spring.