Moonface: A True Romance

Paperback | February 1, 2011

byAngela Balcita

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“Angela Balcita's love story takes a couple of artsy wanderers off the road and into the bright, scary world of transplants, dialysis, and neonatal intensive care.” —Marion Winik, author of The Glen Rock Book of the Dead

From the pages of the New York Times’ Modern Love column comes one woman’s moving and uproarious story of how love and laughter rescued her from life-threatening illness. Angela Balcita’s cathartic memoir of finding love while wrestling with kidney failure will strike a chord with anyone yearning for a poignant, true-to-life romance…with a real fairy tale ending.

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“Angela Balcita's love story takes a couple of artsy wanderers off the road and into the bright, scary world of transplants, dialysis, and neonatal intensive care.” —Marion Winik, author of The Glen Rock Book of the DeadFrom the pages of the New York Times’ Modern Love column comes one woman’s moving and uproarious story of how love an...

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The moving and hilarious true story of a young woman who found romance and laughter in the midst of illnessAt the age of eighteen, Angela Balcita had reached a point in her life when her health could not keep up with her optimistic personality. After suffering kidney failure and after her body's rejection of the kidney her brother dona...

Angela Balcita received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in theNew York Times,Iowa Review, andUtne Reader, among other publications. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and daughter.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061537314

ISBN - 13:9780061537318

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“Girl meets boy, girl gets boy, girl gets kidney. . . . Moonface is full of people doing the best they can to take care of each other, and reading it is a rare refresher course in ordinary human kindness.”