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Author Lesser, Elizabeth, author.

Title Marrow : a love story / Elizabeth Lesser.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Lesser,E LES    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
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Contents THE GIRLS -- Phone Bombs -- The Girls -- Against the Tide -- Conditions of Worth -- What the Soul Said -- THE MARROW OF THE BONES -- The Match -- Elpis -- Blue Holes -- Mother Cells -- The Mystery -- Rejection and Attack -- THE MARROW OF THE SELF -- Beshert -- Sisters of the Revolution -- Hiding Somewhere Near Us -- What Is the Soul? -- Genius and Juno -- Authenticity Deficit Disorder -- The Certified Human Parenting Manual -- My Mother's Face -- Reading Anna Karenina for the Third Time -- THE TRANSPLANT -- The Field -- Truth-Aches -- The Harvest -- Be Careful When a Naked Person Offers You a Shirt -- The Word -- Special -- Swimming Upstream -- Chimera -- Strength to Strength -- Dear Deepak -- Amo Fati -- Same-Same, but Different -- THE DAYS BETWEEN -- Plum Jam -- Other Sunsets -- Roots and Seeds -- Mother Love -- Sisters -- Don't Make Assumptions -- The Perfect Match -- Prayer -- GONE TO SEED -- Death with Dignity -- Teaching Meditation at the Brain Trauma Center -- My Mother's Death -- Manipura -- New Year's Eve -- The Kind of Bird Who Tells You How -- Completing the Curriculum.
Summary "Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love--honestly, generously, and authentically. Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a "soul marrow transplant," examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other's true selves. Their process--before, during, and after the transplant--encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives. But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie's body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lesser, Elizabeth -- Health.
Lymphomas -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Sisters -- United States -- Biography.
Sisters -- Family relationships.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation.
ISBN 9780062367631 (hardback)
0062367633 (hardback)

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