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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
A 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. 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. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth
Biography type
autobiography
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/subjectName
  • Lesser, Elizabeth
  • Lymphomas
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Bone marrow
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
Phone bombs -- The girls -- Against the tide -- Conditions of worth -- What the soul said -- The match -- Elpis -- Blue holes -- Mother cells -- The mystery -- Rejection and attack -- 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 -- 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 -- Plum jam -- Other sunsets -- Roots and seeds -- Mother love -- Sisters -- Don't make assumptions -- The perfect match -- Prayer -- 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
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
  • 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
Phone bombs -- The girls -- Against the tide -- Conditions of worth -- What the soul said -- The match -- Elpis -- Blue holes -- Mother cells -- The mystery -- Rejection and attack -- 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 -- 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 -- Plum jam -- Other sunsets -- Roots and seeds -- Mother love -- Sisters -- Don't make assumptions -- The perfect match -- Prayer -- 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
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
  • ocn933584594
  • (OCoLC)933584594

Library Locations

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