Ann Bancroft

Ann Bancroft’s debut novel, Almost Family, was just published by She Writes Press on May 28th, 2024. It’s a tender and darkly funny story of a lonely, obsessive woman who meets two unlikely friends in a support group for Stage Four cancer patients. The three of them ditch the group and form their own — The Oakland Mets (for “metastases”) aiming to enjoy life toward its end and not talk about cancer all the time. In the process, they help one another accept their fates and resolve family issues, finding love and peace at the end of their lives. More info here.