Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience

Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience

A deeply moving memoir about two lives that were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future Five months pregnant, on a flight to their ?babymoon,? Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave?a healthy thi A deeply moving memoir about two lives that were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them ...

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Title:Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience
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Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Jan 29, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    May 04, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

  • Denise
    Mar 07, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

  • Cheryl
    May 01, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

  • Jen
    Jun 30, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

  • Rochelle Weinstein
    May 02, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

    This is an incredible story of gut, heart and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. Allison and her husband's grueling journey through his extremely rare stroke will leave you in awe. Such a great read. ...

    I read this book in one three-hour sitting. I'm speechless. Allison Pataki is a brilliant and gifted writer. This story, though heartbreaking, was beautiful, inspiring, and left me with so much to think about. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. ...

  • Camille Maio
    Mar 01, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

  • Liz
    May 15, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

  • Tina
    Apr 15, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

    This is an incredible story of gut, heart and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. Allison and her husband's grueling journey through his extremely rare stroke will leave you in awe. Such a great read. ...

    I read this book in one three-hour sitting. I'm speechless. Allison Pataki is a brilliant and gifted writer. This story, though heartbreaking, was beautiful, inspiring, and left me with so much to think about. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. ...

    Thank You Random House and Netgalley for providing an advanced e-book copy for me to review. All opinions are my own. Allison wrote daily letters to her husband after he suffered a massive stroke. While incredibly thankful that he was alive, she was grieving for the man she once kn...

    Sad, sweet and engrossing. As a fan of Pataki's historical fiction, I was curious about her memoir. This work did not disappoint. Reads like a novel but full if her family's all too real struggle. ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is the beautifully written memoir (and love letter) by Allison Pataki detailing the unexpected stroke her husband, Dave Levy, experienced while on a flight from Chicago to Seattle. The love that Allison and Dave have for each other is evident in the words wr...

  • Laura
    Jun 07, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

  • Susan Schuler
    May 27, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

    This is an incredible story of gut, heart and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. Allison and her husband's grueling journey through his extremely rare stroke will leave you in awe. Such a great read. ...

    I read this book in one three-hour sitting. I'm speechless. Allison Pataki is a brilliant and gifted writer. This story, though heartbreaking, was beautiful, inspiring, and left me with so much to think about. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. ...

    Thank You Random House and Netgalley for providing an advanced e-book copy for me to review. All opinions are my own. Allison wrote daily letters to her husband after he suffered a massive stroke. While incredibly thankful that he was alive, she was grieving for the man she once kn...

    Sad, sweet and engrossing. As a fan of Pataki's historical fiction, I was curious about her memoir. This work did not disappoint. Reads like a novel but full if her family's all too real struggle. ...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Jun 18, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

  • Sharlene
    Apr 26, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

  • Kait
    Feb 11, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

  • Lillian
    May 25, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

  • Linda Zagon
    Apr 09, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

  • Jeanette
    Jun 24, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

  • Allison
    Jan 23, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

  • Kristen
    May 01, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

  • Marya Myers
    Jan 26, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

  • Lillian
    Apr 27, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

  • Elise Hooper
    Jun 20, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

  • Kayla shaft
    Apr 13, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

  • Kristen Cook - A Book Ninja
    Feb 12, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

  • Katherine Mary
    Jul 03, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

    This is an incredible story of gut, heart and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. Allison and her husband's grueling journey through his extremely rare stroke will leave you in awe. Such a great read. ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    May 09, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

  • Marika
    Feb 26, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

    This is an incredible story of gut, heart and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. Allison and her husband's grueling journey through his extremely rare stroke will leave you in awe. Such a great read. ...

    I read this book in one three-hour sitting. I'm speechless. Allison Pataki is a brilliant and gifted writer. This story, though heartbreaking, was beautiful, inspiring, and left me with so much to think about. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. ...

    Thank You Random House and Netgalley for providing an advanced e-book copy for me to review. All opinions are my own. Allison wrote daily letters to her husband after he suffered a massive stroke. While incredibly thankful that he was alive, she was grieving for the man she once kn...

    Sad, sweet and engrossing. As a fan of Pataki's historical fiction, I was curious about her memoir. This work did not disappoint. Reads like a novel but full if her family's all too real struggle. ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is the beautifully written memoir (and love letter) by Allison Pataki detailing the unexpected stroke her husband, Dave Levy, experienced while on a flight from Chicago to Seattle. The love that Allison and Dave have for each other is evident in the words wr...

    Stunning memoir about Allison Pataki's husband suffering a major stroke as they were on a babymoon vacation. Delicately written, but the author holds nothing back as she recounts the struggle to regain what was once lost. For readers who loved "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanith...

  • Donna Hines
    May 25, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

  • Carla Suto
    Apr 23, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

  • Kassandra
    Mar 26, 2018

    5 poignant and brave stars to Beauty in the Broken Places! ? ? ? ? ? I have been a fan of Allison Pataki?s books because she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction. In Beauty in the Broken Places, she bares her extraordinary heart in a personal memoir. When...

    ?When Dave woke up from a near fatal stroke, age thirty, beautiful, seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he couldn?t carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.? I had enjoyed Pataki?s novel Where the Light Falls, so I was curious about her memo...

    I look forward to sharing this book with you all. Thank you so much for reading. ...

    Five stars to author Allison Pataki for opening up a window into the life of her family after a devastating and unexpected stroke befell her young husband. I know from experience that things we think we might have to face when we're older come as a great surprise when they happen many ...

    This was an emotional read. It is a memoir telling the heartbreaking story of recovery from a stroke. Dave Levy, a thirty year old orthopedic resident suffers a catostrophic brain injury. The author, Alison Patacki is pregnant and walks every step of the way with her husband through re...

    Allison Pataki and Dave Levy met while they were students at Yale University. They began dating and slowly realized that they each had met a soulmate. They married and began their lives together. Allison worked as a television news writer but hoped to eventually become a writer of hist...

    MY REVIEW OF ?BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FAITH AND RESILIENCE? Allison Pataki, Author of ?Beauty in the Broken Places : A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience? has written an amazing, emotional, heart-wrenching ,captivating and thoughtful memoir. Can you ...

    Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route trip to Hawaii. Beauty in the Broken Places is a product of the letters that she wrote to her husband during his trea...

    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are strong at the broken places, and Allison Pataki found that to be true when her husband, David Levy, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, had a near-fatal stroke at age 30. On June 9, 2015, Dave and five-months-pregnant Allison were on ...

    Memoir of how author (Allison) and her husband (Dave) survived his stroke at age 30. Utilizing the letters and notes written during her husband Dave's recovery, the author of this beautiful memoir provided an intimate look at how she and Dave overcame his incapacitating stroke at ag...

    Many people take a marriage vow that says you will take care of each other in sickness and in health. Many people don't think that you are going to have make good on that promise early on in your marriage. As Allison and Dave find out in "Beauty in the Broken Places," this isn't always...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's scary to think that every single person on this planet could suffer a traumatic brain injury that will irreparably alter their plans for the future. Most of us get lucky and never have...

    A beautiful look at the power of a relationship during a trying time. It reminds us all to believe in the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing your story! ...

    Beauty in the Broken Places is a powerful memoir about the power of love, the strength through adversity, and ultimately the will to survive. This powerful, moving, intricate and very delicate topic of the power of sickness and the movement to heal through love is brought to you by Al...

    ?Beauty in the Broken Places,? is author Allison Pataki?s moving account of having her life upended when her 30-year-old surgical-resident husband experiences a devastating stroke while she is pregnant with their daughter. Pataki uses two literary devices to tell the story. F...

    What a beautiful story with so many wonderful bits of wisdom. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend talking. Pataki does a splendid job of laying out the story of Dave and her courtship and early years in marriage mixed with the heartbreaking yet b...

    BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES by Allison Pataki is a beautifully-written and deeply moving memoir of how the author and her family coped with the aftermath of her 30-year-old husband Dave suffering a sudden and life-threatening stroke while they were on a plane heading to a much-needed v...

    What an inspiring book!!! I was riveted reading about Allison and her husband, Dave. Five months pregnant, her husband suffered an extremely rare stroke on the plane on the way to their babymoon. What follows is their heart wrenching, yet full of hope story. I literally just couldn't p...

    Allison Pataki's Beauty in the Broken Places is a memoir of love, faith and resilience. A beautifully written memoir of the strength of the human spirit and a loving relationship. 5 stars all the way. Put this one on your #TBR list. It will inspire you and move you to tears. ...

    It's a full 3.5 stars for the honesty and clarity. Allison writes to save her own spirit. It's something that in the very pits of the valley of grief, sorrow, terrible uncertainty for the future- it's a lifeline. Especially for a writer by career path, like Allison. She opens her he...

    Incredible. Imagine a young couple, looking forward to the birth of their first child, flying west to enjoy a ?baby moon?, when inexplicably the husband passes out on the airplane, thousands of feet in the air. The story of this journey opens with, ?Is there a doctor on board??...

    Memoirs are not a preferred genre, but I almost finished this in one night! ...

    Pataki's memoir serves as a poignant reminder of what's really important in life. Her retelling of what happened with her husband's stroke and recovery manages to sparkle with humor, though she doesn't sugarcoat the descriptions of her dark moments of coping with trauma and grief. I ad...

    A memoir is not usually my go-to pick off the shelf, but then again I would read a grocery list if Allison Pataki had written it. While reading through Beauty in The Broken Places for the first time, it didn?t quite feel like an autobiography, and i often found myself reflecting off ...

    This is an incredible story of gut, heart and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. Allison and her husband's grueling journey through his extremely rare stroke will leave you in awe. Such a great read. ...

    I read this book in one three-hour sitting. I'm speechless. Allison Pataki is a brilliant and gifted writer. This story, though heartbreaking, was beautiful, inspiring, and left me with so much to think about. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. ...

    Thank You Random House and Netgalley for providing an advanced e-book copy for me to review. All opinions are my own. Allison wrote daily letters to her husband after he suffered a massive stroke. While incredibly thankful that he was alive, she was grieving for the man she once kn...