Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Marjorie E. Belson, Nothing is Promised. Wed., Oct. 15

Join us, Wed., Oct15, 5-7 pm as author Marjorie E. Belson signs copies of her debut novel, Nothing is Promised. (Marjorie E Belson, pb., 200 pp $13).



Marjorie is diagnosed with breast cancer immediately after her most joyous day, the wedding of her son Matthew. A month after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy, on her second day back as an early childhood teacher in Brooklyn, the world is enveloped by 9/11. As she continues to mend, she discovers that Matthew has enlisted in the Armed Forces and is to be deployed for six months to the Persian Gulf. She has chronicled it all so that others can grasp the joy of survival through her story. Discover and delight in her experiences: how she overcame the apprehension about her sexuality after a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction; how she let her family back in; how the man in her life coped; how trips to Atlantic City became therapy; how friends helped her search for the perfect breast implant design; and how she learned to sleep without Ambien and Vodka. 


Marjorie E. Belson is a quintessential New Yorker. Born in New York City in 1945, she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the City University of New York. As a single mother, she chose to teach early childhood education rather than work on Wall Street. Motivated by her experience, she started writing this book in 2004.

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