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Holding on to Normal

Alana Somerville

Published by Simon & Schuster

Published by Simon & Schuster Canada, Holding on to Normal is available online, in stores and on ebook. Shop here

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Holding on to Normal

Wondering what the breast cancer journey entails? This book details the experience, from diagnosis to breast reconstruction, from a patient's perspective.

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“A captivating and riveting read that inspires and instils hope. I urge everyone to read it.” 


– Elizabeth Hurley, actress and breast cancer spokesperson

About Alana Somerville

I was 33 years old, an elementary school teacher, wife and mother of two small children when I found my tumour. The treatments were hell. But I wouldn't change what happened to me, even if I had the chance. My story

Journey in photos

As tough as it was to face the camera with no hair, I tried hard to document my journey as much as possible. Take a look

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