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Title Only child [electronic resource] : writers on the singular joys and solitary sorrows of growing up solo / edited by Deborah Siegel and Daphne Uviller.

Imprint New York : Three Rivers Press, [2008], ©2006.

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Edition [1st paperback ed.].
Description 1 online resource (ix, 256 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Harmony Books, New York, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2006"--Title page verso.
Summary "Twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings--the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. They reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend's boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while single-handedly caring for a parent with cancer. They write about the parents who raised them, from the devoted to the dismissive. They describe what it's like to be an only child of divorce, an only because of the death of a sibling, an only who reveled in it or an only who didn't.--From publisher description.
Contents Introduction : party of one -- Postcards to myself / Peter Terzian -- I'm my own grandpa / Molly Jong-Fast -- Imaginary enemies / Sarah Towers -- Air only / Ted Rose -- The hotline / Alissa Quart -- Becoming an only child / Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn -- Triangulation : a love story / Deborah Siegel -- Laundry distance / Lynn Harris -- Odd numbers / Thomas Beller -- Separation and the single girl / Sara Reistad-Long -- Blood of my blood / Rebecca Walker -- Dodging Laurie / Daphne Uviller -- Letter to my second child / John Hodgman -- My Jane / Peter Ho Davies -- Succumbing to two / Amy Richards -- Mother of two / Janice Nimura -- Minority report / Judith Thurman -- The forest of memory / Kathryn Harrison -- A pair of onlys / Alysia Abbott -- You're it / Betty Rollin -- New Year's Eve, 1997 / Teller.
Subject Only child.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Only child. (OCoLC)fst01045967
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Siegel, Deborah.
Uviller, Daphne.
Other Form: Print version: 0307238075 (OCoLC)156818795
ISBN 9780307409997 electronic bk.
0307409996 electronic bk.
1283996995 electronic bk.
9781283996990 electronic bk.
9780553497069 electronic bk.
0553497065 electronic bk.
9780307238078 (pbk.)
0307238075 (pbk.)
Music No. EB00152260 Recorded Books

 
    
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