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The Resource Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham

Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham

Label
Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir
Title
Happiness
Title remainder
the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Heather Harpham
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant, Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, "Get dressed, your baby is in trouble." This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood, alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood. The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions, new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations
Summary
A California girl with wanderlust whose opposites-attract relationship with a homebody writer was significantly compromised by an unplanned pregnancy describes how their baby's serious health disorder prompted the couple to reevaluate their views of family and what they were willing to risk for their child's health
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572886
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 618.3/6130092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ255
LC item number
.H36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250131560
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016040488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)969438753
Label
Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250131560
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016040488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)969438753

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