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The Resource Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy ; [with an afterword by Ann Patchett]

Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy ; [with an afterword by Ann Patchett]

Label
Autobiography of a face
Title
Autobiography of a face
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Grealy ; [with an afterword by Ann Patchett]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author describes growing up with a disfigured face due to the removable of a third of her cancerous jaw, and the constant pain of rejection, torn between the impulse to feel loved for who she was, and the desire to be perfect
Summary
The author, who endured a severely disfiguring cancer in childhood, offers a meditation on the pain, and healing she has endured, searching through a culture obsessed with physical beauty for love, acceptance, and inner peace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
Awards note
Selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Voice Literary Supplement and USA Today.
Biography type
autobiography
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162337
Cataloging source
STA
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Grealy, Lucy
Dewey number
  • 362.1969947160092
  • 920
Index
no index present
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1110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
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Patchett, Ann
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True
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  • Grealy, Lucy
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Disfigured persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy ; [with an afterword by Ann Patchett]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994
  • "A New York times notable book"--Cover
Control code
ocm51874121
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
236 p.
Isbn
9780060569662
Label
Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy ; [with an afterword by Ann Patchett]
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994
  • "A New York times notable book"--Cover
Control code
ocm51874121
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
236 p.
Isbn
9780060569662

Library Locations

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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