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Author O'Hara, Maryanne, author.

Title Little matches : a memoir of grief and light / Maryanne O'Hara.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    813 O'Hara,M OHA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 350 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents In between. Knowing -- Life. Reluctant mother ; The box ; Reprieve, denial, reprieve ; It begins ; This is not forever ; The balcony summer ; An unfinished year ; Homestretch ; Our human assumptions ; "Hope" is the thing with feathers ; All the words -- Afterlife. "The refuge of the roads" ; The sound of silence ; Speak to me in Joni ; Little matches ; Faith is a choice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-350).
Summary When their only child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of two, O'Hara and her husband were told that Caitlin could live a long life or be dead in a matter of months. Thirty-one years later, Caitlin lost her battle with this devastating disease following an excruciating two-year wait on the transplant list and a last-minute race to locate a pair of healthy lungs. Left in an existential crisis, O'Hara began to notice signs-- poignant, persistent synchronicities that seemed to lean toward proof of Caitlin's enduring presence. Her book is a reflection on life and death, motherhood, the pain of chronic uncertainty, and finding inspiration in the unexpected sparks that light our way through the darkness. -- adapted from jacket
Subject O'Hara, Maryanne.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters.
Daughters -- Death.
Cystic fibrosis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Cystic fibrosis -- Patients -- Family relationships -- United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780063027763 (hardcover)

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