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The Resource Marrow : a love story, Elizabeth Lesser

Marrow : a love story, Elizabeth Lesser

Label
Marrow : a love story
Title
Marrow
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Lesser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant--one the donor and one the recipient--begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love. A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. 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. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love--love of other, love of self, love of the world--Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of ourselves"--
  • When her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces the complex question about what it really means to love. 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 examine their family history and old assumptions, and offer forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other's true selves
Summary
Two sisters describe their life and death experience and explore the complex question of what it truly means to love someone, when one of them discovers she requires a life-saving bone marrow transplant and her sister comes up as a perfect match
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528891
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lesser, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/4460092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.L9
LC item number
L48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesser, Elizabeth
  • Lymphomas
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Bone marrow
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SELF-HELP
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Self-help techniques
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of love, loss & what matters most
Label
Marrow : a love story, Elizabeth Lesser
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The girls -- Phone bombs -- The girls -- Against the tide -- Conditions of worth -- What the soul said -- Part II. The marrow of the bones -- The match -- Elpis -- Blue holes -- Mother cells -- The mystery -- Rejection and attack -- Part III. 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 -- Part IV. 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 -- Amor fati -- Same-same, but different -- Part V. The days between -- Plum jam -- Other sunsets -- Roots and seeds -- Mother love -- Sisters -- Don't make assumptions -- The perfect match -- Prayer -- Part VI. 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
Control code
20813591
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780062367631
Lccn
2016004088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933584594
  • (OCoLC)933584594
Label
Marrow : a love story, Elizabeth Lesser
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The girls -- Phone bombs -- The girls -- Against the tide -- Conditions of worth -- What the soul said -- Part II. The marrow of the bones -- The match -- Elpis -- Blue holes -- Mother cells -- The mystery -- Rejection and attack -- Part III. 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 -- Part IV. 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 -- Amor fati -- Same-same, but different -- Part V. The days between -- Plum jam -- Other sunsets -- Roots and seeds -- Mother love -- Sisters -- Don't make assumptions -- The perfect match -- Prayer -- Part VI. 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
Control code
20813591
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780062367631
Lccn
2016004088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933584594
  • (OCoLC)933584594

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