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The Resource Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper

Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper

Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back
Title
Falling
Title remainder
a daughter, a father, and a journey back
Statement of responsibility
Elisha Cooper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, treatments, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school and soccer games and hot chocolates in cafes regularly interrupted by anxious visits to the hospital. And Elisha is forced to balance his desires to be a protective parent even as he encourages his girls to take risks, against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child's well-being, and his own. With the observant eye of an artist and remarkable humor, Elisha writes about what it took for him and his wife to preserve a sense of normalcy and joy in their daughters' lives; how the family emerged from this experience profoundly changed, but healed and whole; how we are all transformed by the fear and hope we feel for those we love.cProvided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Elisha
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Elisha
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Cancer
Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2015042319
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781101871232
Lccn
2015042319
Label
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back, Elisha Cooper
Publication
Control code
2015042319
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781101871232
Lccn
2015042319

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