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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

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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
An award-winning children's book author is forced to confront a whole new world after he discovers a lump in his 5-year-old daughter's midsection that changes everything and forces him to balance his desire to be a protective parent against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child's wellbeing--and his own
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10513089
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cooper, Elisha
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Cooper, Elisha
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Cancer
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Fatherhood
  • Cooper, Elisha
  • Authors, American
  • Cancer
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Illustrators
  • United States
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926061536
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101871232
Lccn
2015042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061536
Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926061536
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101871232
Lccn
2015042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061536

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