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An emotionally honest account, Far Outside the Ordinary has been described by some as Steel Magnolias meets The Help. It chronicles the period in Prissy Elrod's life, when during a routine physical, her fifty-year-old husband is diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer and given less than a year to live. Never one to take no for an answer, and driven by hope and her strong faith, Prissy is determined to save her beloved husband and the father of their two daughters. She is a strong, tenacious woman who doesn't accept the diagnosis. Guided by their faith, hope, and love, the two of them spend the next year searching for a medical miracle. Prissy believes her husband will recover and that somehow she can save him.

Despite her extraordinary efforts, her husband's health deteriorates and Prissy has no choice but to find cancer caregivers. She hires two southern black caregivers after a friend's recommendation. The "Angel of Death" moves into her home in Tallahassee, Florida, and works around the clock to aid her family and care for her dying husband. Soon, Prissy finds herself a spectator in her own home, observing events far outside the boundaries of her once ordinary life.

This is a true love story about how people with unwavering southern charm's from different cultures forge friendships and respect for one another, while supporting a man who was given a death notice. After her husband's death, Prissy struggles to make a new life for herself and her two daughters. Far Outside the Ordinary is also a story of happily-ever-after, a fairy tale, and how a second chance at love can come disguised and when least expected. When her high school boyfriend reappears in her life, Prissy learns love has no expiration date. She finds herself swept up in an exciting and romantic love story and realizes this could be a new beginning to the rest of her life.

©2014 Prissy Elrod (P)2014 Prissy Elrod

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  • 総合評価
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  • Jeannie Barron
  • 2019/10/10

Great Story

Thank you for sharing your story. I cried and I laughed while listening to your wonder book. Can’t wait to listen to the next one. So glad you found happiness again. I have a best friend that lives in Tallahassee. I have met a couple mentioned in your book and the were very nice.

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  • Donna Cavanaugh
  • 2017/01/11

Great! !!

Fabulous! Bravo ! What a wonderful story and strong woman! !

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  • Leah
  • 2016/01/02

Very touching

If you could sum up Far Outside the Ordinary in three words, what would they be?

Moving. Diversity. Community.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Prissy. She grew so much and her eyes were opened continuously with her diverse community of care-givers.

What about Prissy Elrod’s performance did you like?

Her Southern Charm and that she's so open with her feelings.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Something along the lines of Team Boone.

Any additional comments?

I loved the story up until shortly after Boone passed away. The new life part and the clues felt so monotonous.
I did love that Prissy loved Boone's care-givers with her whole heart. I would've been honored to know all of them for having come to her aid without question. That was so moving.