Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Dancing in the Narrows” by Anna Penenberg, She Writes Press, July 2020, On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
Anna Penenberg, the author of “Dancing in the Narrows” has written an amazing, and intriguing biography of searching for a cure for her daughter Dana’s illness. The genres for this book are biography, non-fiction, and single parenting.
Anna Penenberg is a divorced loving and caring mother of two daughters. She describes her love of nature, exploring, adventure, and encouraging her daughters to do that as well. I love the part of this book, when Anna describes getting caterpillars for her girls, and having to travel with them while they are transitioning to butterflies. She is extremely open-minded about movements music, dance, artistic expression, and aromatherapy.
When Dana is 16 years old she becomes very ill, and is swollen, running temperatures, and hurting. First Anna takes Dana to all kinds of specialists, practitioners and consultants to find out what Dana has, and then explores everything there is at the time to cure it. She ties conventional medical procedures, and then non-conventional medicine, and some illegal treatments. Eventually mother and daughter find out that Dana has Lyme disease, and has had it for quite a while. All kinds of diets, herbs, medicines are mentioned, and Anna is on a quest our of love for a cure.I would highly recommend this thought-provoking biography.