The Resource Joy enough : a memoir, Sarah McColl

Joy enough : a memoir, Sarah McColl

Label
Joy enough : a memoir
Title
Joy enough
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sarah McColl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Capturing the fleeting, yet universal, impressions of what it means to be a daughter, [this book] is the life-affirming memoir of a woman making and remaking her life in her mother's image. Writing in prose that hums with humor and grace, brilliant debut author Sarah McColl seeks the answer to a question that has haunted her for years: Can you explain what people mean when they say, You are just like your mother? Through a series of vivid scenes and memories, McColl reveals her late mother, Allison, as a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of red-headed children. When Sarah's own young marriage begins to splinter, Allison is there to attest that there's a lesson in it all, knowing heartbreak firsthand: 'It's not too late to start over... You don't always have to be a good girl.' But as Sarah comes to grips, Allison is diagnosed with cancer, and she drops everything to return to the family farmhouse to tend to her mother in the best way she knows how--by sweating over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. Sarah and Allison's intimacy is illuminated in afternoons bent over the vegetable garden, in cherry pits discarded at the bottom of a bowl, in lopsided cakes, and in conversations at the dinner table neither of them can bear to see end. Mining the losses of both her marriage and her beloved mother, McColl boldly confronts her own identity as a woman, walking in the footsteps of the woman who came before her. 'A diamond in book form' (Molly Wizenberg), Joy Enough is a breathtaking account of clinging fast to the joy left behind."--Dust jacket
Summary
An editor-in-chief of Yahoo Food presents a life-affirming memoir of her experiences with dual loss, recounting how she endured the end of her marriage and her mother's cancer diagnosis by reconnecting with her childhood home and preparing elaborate, nourishing meals
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748911
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McColl, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 618.92/9940092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC265.6.M39
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McColl, Sarah
  • Children of cancer patients
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Divorce
  • Cooking
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Children of cancer patients
  • Divorce
  • Health
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Joy enough : a memoir, Sarah McColl
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
on1060182251
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781631494703
Lccn
2018026979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1060182251
Label
Joy enough : a memoir, Sarah McColl
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
on1060182251
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781631494703
Lccn
2018026979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1060182251

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