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The Resource What we wish were true : reflections on nurturing life and facing death, Tallu Schuyler Quinn

What we wish were true : reflections on nurturing life and facing death, Tallu Schuyler Quinn

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What we wish were true : reflections on nurturing life and facing death
Title
What we wish were true
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reflections on nurturing life and facing death
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Tallu Schuyler Quinn
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Language
eng
Summary
"Profound essays on nurturing life while facing a terminal diagnosis, from the dedicated humanitarian and young mother whose writings The New York Times called "nothing less than a master class in how to be fully human". "I am holding both my hope and my grief together in the same hands. It is a loose hold, looser than I am accustomed to. My love is so much bigger than me." Nonprofit leader and minister Tallu Schuyler Quinn has spent her adult life working to alleviate hunger, systemic inequality, and food waste, first as a volunteer throughout the United States and abroad, and then as the founder of the Nashville Food Project, where she supported the vibrant community work of local food justice in Middle Tennessee. That all changed just after her fortieth birthday, when she was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. In What We Wish Were True, Quinn achingly grapples with the possibility of leaving behind the husband and children she adores, and what it means to live with a terminal diagnosis and still find meaning. "I think about how my purpose may be the same in death as it continues to be in life-surrendering to the hope that our weaknesses can be made strong, that what is broken can be made whole," she writes. Through gorgeous prose, Quinn masterfully weaves together the themes of life and death by integrating spiritually nourishing stories about family, identity, vocational call, beloved community, God's wide welcome, and living with brain cancer. Taken together, these stunning essays are a piercing reminder to cherish each moment, whether heartbreaking or hilarious, and cast loose other concerns. As a mother, a kindred spirit, and a dear friend, Tallu Schuyler Quinn looks into our eyes with well-earned tears in her own and tells us the bittersweet truth: We are all searching for what has already found us-present and boundless love. This love will deliver us and never let us go"--
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autobiography
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Quinn, Tallu Schuyler
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4810092
  • B
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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reflections on nurturing life and facing death
Label
What we wish were true : reflections on nurturing life and facing death, Tallu Schuyler Quinn
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780593442906
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(hb)
Lccn
2021060338
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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What we wish were true : reflections on nurturing life and facing death, Tallu Schuyler Quinn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780593442906
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021060338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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