Hospital Nurse Writes New Book, "Sunset under the Poet's Tree" to Honor Breast Cancer Stricken Wife

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George S.J. Anderson believes that breast cancer defines a disease, not a person.

Nurses are trained to handle complex medical issues. These issues become magnified when they arise at home as well as the workplace.

“I love working in the medical profession, but understanding exactly what breast cancer was doing to my wife was ruthless,” Anderson said.

“Sunset under the Poet’s Tree” by George S.J. Anderson is both a memoir and a fictional anecdote written about the life of Lois Ann Anderson, an 18-year breast cancer survivor. The book is the story of how breast cancer changed Lois Anderson’s life and the lives of those around her.

“Lois was a very influential advocate who changed the way breast cancer was addressed socially, scientifically and politically,” Anderson said. “She received awards for her work that were previously only given to people whose job it was to be an advocate.”

Anderson tells Lois’ story both as a tribute and as a way to assist other patients and families. The book reveals the progression of Lois’ illness as well as the milestones that held the greatest lessons and response as a loving husband.

“If there is one thing I want readers to take away, it’s my wife’s message of hope. She believed that anything was possible with a hint of hope and courage.”

“Sunset under the Poet’s Tree” By George S.J. Anderson ISBN: 978-1436-3812
Retail price: $36.99
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About the Author

George S.J. Anderson wrote “Sunset under the Poet’s Tree” about his wife of thirty-four years. He has been a registered nurse since 1996 and is a supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Linda Creed Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Anderson has always had a passion for both poetry and writing. He has written a series of books about cancer, including “Seasons in Cancer” which won the Audie Award in 2001. He currently resides in York, Pennsylvania.


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