All Right So Far

All Right So Far

Finding Our Way in the Not-So-Deep Woods

This touching memoir recalls twelve years in the life of an ordinary couple at a not so ordinary time in their life, as they struggled to redefine their relationship in the face of a bizarre health diagnosis and a menacing infection following routine surgery. Readers will identify with the ups and downs of a story which ultimately offers a sense of hope and humour.

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All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well

– Julian of Norwich c. 1395

 

We had to believe this through those years at the lake with things going less and less well. Would our marriage survive? Would Carl survive? We lit candles in the windows for one another and kept moving forward. Sometimes that is all you can do.

This touching memoir recalls twelve years in the life of an ordinary couple at a not so ordinary time in their life, as they struggled to redefine their relationship in the face of a bizarre health diagnosis and a menacing infection following routine surgery. Readers will identify with the ups and downs of a story which ultimately offers a sense of hope and humour.

This is the true story of an ordinary couple at a not so ordinary time in their life. Partners in a previously vibrant marriage, they struggle to redefine themselves when one of the pair is diagnosed with a rare and menacing brain condition and then infected for life during a routine surgery. Add to the mix, an intense relationship, tested as one of the two struggles with identity issues, and you have a story which ultimately offers a sense of hope and humour, proving that even in the face of health crises and marriage challenges it is possible to keep moving forward.

Moo Alley Press takes its name from the author’s woodland home on beautiful Bass Lake between Owen Sound and Wiarton, Ontario. The Brucedale Press published Sheila’s first book Somebody Move the Cat! in 2003, and a second book Our Side of the Fence was released by Moo Alley Press in 2005. Now Sheila, with Tim Reilly the book’s designer, are planning to publish new editions of the earlier books and are working on bringing out the current memoir in audiobook form in October 2020 alongside the paperback and ebook editions.

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This is the true story of an ordinary couple at a not so ordinary time in their life. Partners in a previously vibrant marriage, they struggle to redefine themselves when one of the pair is diagnosed with a rare and menacing brain condition and then infected for life during a routine surgery. Add to the mix, an intense relationship, tested as one of the two struggles with identity issues, and you have a story which ultimately offers a sense of hope and humour, proving that even in the face of health crises and marriage challenges it is possible to keep moving forward.

Details
Publisher: Moo Alley Press
Publication Year: December 2018
ASIN: 1775118509
ISBN: 9781775118503
List Price: CAD 14.67
eBook Price: CAD 6.62
Endorsements
Very impressed by this book, which is honest and heart-felt. It left me with a feeling of "what comes next?" Thumbs up - read it, you'll enjoy it too.
I have read this author's previous books and look forward to the stories that involve an ordinary family in extraordinary times. Have only read the first chapter so far and it exceeds my expectations.
I love, love, love this story! I happen to know one of the main characters in this book and now I’m able to read about this couples’ trials and tribulations in their lives. But more than anything, this wonderful story oozes the love that they shared and the understanding loyalty in dealing with love, loss, life changes, and dealing with devastating illness. Anyone that’s been in a long term relationship will be able to relate to the authors’ ability to put into words, the wonderful ups and the devastating downs that come with it. It’s a very warm, real, loving read. Like sitting on a window bench on a sunny fall day, coffee in hand, and wrapped up in a warm handmade quilt. FANTASTICALLY WRITTEN!!
Disclaimer: I am a friend of the author. As such my expectations for this book are extremely high. I was not disappointed. The challenges Sheila Balls and her family faced were formidable. No one could have anticipated the threats to Carl’s health or to their marriage. This story of the author and her husband resonates with honest reflections of a difficult time. It is a hopeful example of love lived.
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