- Writer's Voice - 20140207 - Elizabeth Scarboro

My Foreign CitiesFirst, a little explanation as to the title of this post.  I read the end of this book on an airplane and although no one around me seemed to notice, I was, quite obviously, crying. So be forewarned.

When you are young and in love, "until death do us part" seems like a daunting amount of forever.  Unless the one you love suffers from something like cystic fibrosis. Elizabeth Scarboro and her high school sweetheart/first husband, Stephen, refused to let his illness define their lives or love, but they could not avoid its impact.Elizabeth Scarboro

Scarboro's story, "My Foreign Cities" was an Oprah Book of the Week and named by Library Journal as one of the bestmemoirs of the year.  Previously, Scarboro published two novels for children.  Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and more.

Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn what it takes to share such a personal story with the world.