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The Resource The water giver, by Joan Ryan

The water giver, by Joan Ryan

Label
The water giver
Title
The water giver
Statement of responsibility
by Joan Ryan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Called to the hospital, Joan Ryan thinks it means only a few stitches. Instead she spends months with her son in the hospital and in rehab, watching him fight to survive a traumatic brain injury. Joan retraces the tumultuous, complicated relationship that delivers mother and son to this moment when, through his brush with death and his painful rehabilitation, they are challenged to redefine who they are and what they mean to each other. Her son had spent most of his sixteen years lurching from one setback to the next, with learning disabilities and ADHD. Joan's determination trying to fix him made her more his relentless reformer than his loving mother. When he wakes from his coma, Joan gets a second chance at motherhood. She rejoices at his first word, his first step, his first attempt to write--and for the first time recognizes what an amazing, heroic young man he is.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
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337648
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Joan
Dewey number
  • 155.6/463092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.R93 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Motherhood
  • Mothers and sons
  • Ryan, Joan
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of a mother, a son, and their second chance
Label
The water giver, by Joan Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn276335320
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781416576525
Lccn
2009001533
System control number
(OCoLC)276335320
Label
The water giver, by Joan Ryan
Publication
Control code
ocn276335320
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781416576525
Lccn
2009001533
System control number
(OCoLC)276335320

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