Diamonds in the Snow
Michelle Higgin, author
Diamonds in the Snow is the riveting account of Michelle’s tumultuous and often heart-wrenching relationship with her terminally ill mother. This thought-provoking work of creative nonfiction is a story about love, pain, self-discovery, and resilience. The author chronicles her experiences as she dealt with her verbally and emotionally abusive mother, endured sexual harassment and wrongful accusations, lived with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and struggled with being the keeper of secrets. As a healthcare professional, Michelle interacted with various marginalized populations that society tries its best to avoid and ignore. She candidly describes her experience working with male inmates in a maximum-security prison hospital in Texas as well as her time spent working in a hospital psychiatric unit. Diamonds in the Snow is a compelling journey full of personal challenges, fear, laughter, tears, and moments of great joy as Michelle persevered and did not allow life's circumstances to beat her down in her pursuit of happiness.