When You Bet Your Life, You’re Betting It All.
For a woman who’s never truly lived, the threat of death could be her greatest ally.
Callie Morrow, a thirty-six-year-old photographic illustrator, is faced with a cancer diagnosis and must decide how to proceed. Dead set against the medical route for treatment, due to the disturbing experiences she endured with her cancer-ridden mother, she stuns her childhood friends when she opts out determined to find another way. Though normally unadventurous, Callie bets her life on a hunch and the wisdom of three intriguing colleagues: a Taoist Chinese restaurateur, a renowned Inuit artist, and a disheartened internist.
˃˃˃ She is ill-prepared for the choice she makes.
With no background in esoteric philosophies, Callie is a taxing student to work with, but her three friends stand by her, helping her uncover from within herself a vision of the nature of disease that opens a door to healing. But Callie’s choices threaten her circle of friends and the longstanding relationships begin to tear apart.
˃˃˃ The Big Question.
In her race against the clock, one question overshadows all the rest: What could she possibly find out that would be worth the risk she's taking?
˃˃˃ One reader said:
“It's been a long while since I read a book so thought-provoking and relevant to my own life. Ms. Carson is a story-teller of unequaled talent. Her characters are richly believable and worm their way into your heart with total ease. The author guides us like a life compass, showing us what's good and lasting about our own selves as well as about humanity. She [the author] is a soft-spoken sage, and in the undercurrent of the story, the careful reader will see the struggle with the paradoxical world, and the taffy-pull of the scientist with the philosopher.”
˃˃˃ A second reader said:
“To be honest I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first began reading DYING TO KNOW. I was quickly drawn in by the author's writing, the character development, and simple yet elegant description that pulled me onto the page. The author takes an ordinary character suffering from a common malady that afflict large portions of the population and brings the reader along on an adventure of learning, emotion, and eventually understanding. This is the path the main character takes, with all her emotional ups and downs, eventually to discovery. Discovery of what it truly means to be free, to be human, to be happy, and to be healthy. If you're looking for a well-written book, with depth, layers, and meaning, this is one you shouldn't pass up.”