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The Resource Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper

Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper

Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back
Title
Falling
Title remainder
a daughter, a father, and a journey back
Statement of responsibility
Elisha Cooper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, treatments, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school and soccer games and hot chocolates in cafes regularly interrupted by anxious visits to the hospital. And Elisha is forced to balance his desires to be a protective parent even as he encourages his girls to take risks, against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child's well-being, and his own. With the observant eye of an artist and remarkable humor, Elisha writes about what it took for him and his wife to preserve a sense of normalcy and joy in their daughters' lives; how the family emerged from this experience profoundly changed, but healed and whole; how we are all transformed by the fear and hope we feel for those we love"--
Summary
Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, treatments, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school and soccer games and hot chocolates in cafes regularly interrupted by anxious visits to the hospital. And Elisha is forced to balance his desires to be a protective parent even as he encourages his girls to take risks, against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child's well-being, and his own
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513089
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5823
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a daughter, a father, and a journey back
Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It -- Fall -- Scans -- Art -- Family -- Waiting -- Words -- Table -- Orchard -- Cycling -- Wild -- Williamsburg -- Remember -- Laughter -- Thanks -- And
Control code
20653768
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781101871232
Lccn
2015042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn926061536
  • (OCoLC)926061536
Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It -- Fall -- Scans -- Art -- Family -- Waiting -- Words -- Table -- Orchard -- Cycling -- Wild -- Williamsburg -- Remember -- Laughter -- Thanks -- And
Control code
20653768
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781101871232
Lccn
2015042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn926061536
  • (OCoLC)926061536

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