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The Resource The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs

The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs

Label
The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying
Title
The bright hour
Title remainder
a memoir of living and dying
Statement of responsibility
Nina Riggs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir about how to live--and love--every day with 'death in the room, ' from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer--one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does one live each day, 'unattached to outcome'? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs's memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. She asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones, and it's about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina's other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. It's a book about looking death squarely in the face and saying 'this is what will be
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riggs, Nina
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/4490092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
R5355 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Riggs, Nina
  • Riggs, Nina
  • Breast
  • Death
  • Terminally ill
  • Mothers
  • Women poets, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs
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
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
310 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781501169359
Lccn
2017007161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1823307
  • 857983
Label
The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
310 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781501169359
Lccn
2017007161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1823307
  • 857983

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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