The Resource Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most, Elizabeth Lesser

Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most, Elizabeth Lesser

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Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most
Title
Marrow
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a story of love, loss, and what matters most
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Elizabeth Lesser
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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"--
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
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individual biography
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10528891
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RECBK
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Lesser, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/4460092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.L9
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unknown
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Lesser, Elizabeth
  • Lymphomas
  • Sisters
  • Bone marrow
Target audience
adult
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a story of love, loss & what matters most
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Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most, Elizabeth Lesser
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 11, 2016)
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
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9780062367648
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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EB00630693
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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4E97B80C-E198-4F99-9E65-CAC5BFA15D41
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(OCoLC)934806670
Label
Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most, Elizabeth Lesser
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 11, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062367648
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00630693
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4E97B80C-E198-4F99-9E65-CAC5BFA15D41
System control number
(OCoLC)934806670

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