Angel in the Marble: A Memoir



When Anne Kristiansen was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer it felt like her world fell apart. What she found ultimately was something greater. From the realities of doctors, mastectomies, and chemotherapy treatments, to the torment of grappling with her own mortality, this raw, real, and often humorous story chronicles Kristiansen’s journey to reclaim her identity while struggling through a terrifying disease. Beginning with trauma and ending in strength and peace, this story shows how adversity can transform a person into a warrior with a new and grateful perspective.

For those facing breast cancer, Angel in the Marble is the friend on your nightstand who has been there. For supporters, friends, or family members, it’s an up close, insightful view into not only the medical processes surrounding breast cancer, but also the emotional toll on the patient’s psyche and identity. The book will be an inspiration to anyone struggling with adversity as it provides hope and a path to self-revelation.


Anne Kristiansen is a Canadian art historian, mother of three, and breast cancer survivor. She teaches at Langara College in Vancouver and spent over a decade teaching Study Abroad programs in Florence, Italy. She lives in White Rock, B.C. with her husband Grant and their two white cats.


ISBN 10: 177776971X
Imprint: Westcoast Press
On Sale: 10/19/2021
Pages: 98
List Price: 19.95 CAD
BISAC1: NON FICTION / Memoir / Breast Cancer
BISAC2: NON FICTION / Health / Coming of Age