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.
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- Donna Cavanaugh
Moving. Diversity. Community.
Prissy. She grew so much and her eyes were opened continuously with her diverse community of care-givers.
Her Southern Charm and that she's so open with her feelings.
Something along the lines of Team Boone.
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.