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Author Pataki, Allison, author.

Title Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience / Allison Pataki ; foreword by Lee Woodruff.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Pataki,A PAT    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    92 Pataki, A PAT    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xix, 245 pages, 16 unnumberred pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary "Five months pregnant, on a flight to their "babymoon," Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave--a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident--had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next...Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pataki, Allison.
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Biography.
Cerebral ischemia.
Young adults -- Diseases -- Biography.
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Husband and wife -- Biography.
Caregivers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Woodruff, Lee, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780399591655 (hardcover)
0399591656 (hardcover)
9780399591662 (ebook)
Standard No. 99977255232

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