Hearing the Stream:
A Survivor's Journey into the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer
weaves together the author's own story of her struggle
with breast cancer with those of five others also
diagnosed. Through each of their eyes Chambers brings
to life the complexities of this disease, from its
emotional and physical impact to its sometimes
hidden historical, economic, political, and environmental
dimensions. Chambers shows how bonds of sisterhood
develop among the survivors, ironically bringing a great
deal that is positive into their lives.
Because of her grandmother's and her own experiences with breast cancer,
Chambers speaks with authority on this subject. Her research and extensive
involvement with survivors and cancer organizations allow her to provide a
rich, mature perspective on the many complex facets of breast cancer.
by Ariel Smart, Santa Clara Branch, CA
The National League of American Pen Women quarterly magazine, The Pen Women, Summer 2013
"I am in the Bodleian Library, England, after having read Diane Lane Chambers remarkable and courageous, memoir and research on breast cancer.This study is more than a factual discussion of this dreadful disease with up-to-date information from medical authority...
...In reading her intelligent, moving account of breast treatment and recovery, she certainly wins my support for this vital cause. Her memoir moves me toward action."