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The Bright Hour : : A Memoir Of Living And Dying

Riggs, Nina. Book - 2017 362.196 Ri, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina 3 On Shelf 69 requests on 13 copies

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Call Number: 362.196 Ri, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown 2nd Floor 362.196 Ri Downtown Library On holds shelf
Downtown 2nd Floor 362.196 Ri Downtown Library On Shelf
Malletts Adult 362.196 Ri Malletts Creek Branch On holds shelf
Malletts Adult 362.196 Ri Malletts Creek Branch Due 02-16-2018
Malletts Adult Express Shelf 362.196 Ri Malletts Creek Branch On Shelf
Pittsfield Adult 362.196 Ri Pittsfield Branch On holds shelf
Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina Westgate Branch On holds shelf
Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina Westgate Branch Due 01-11-2018
Westgate Adult Books Express Shelf Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina Westgate Branch On Shelf
Downtown 1st Floor Express Shelf 362.196 Ri Downtown Library Due 01-29-2018
Pittsfield Adult Express Shelf 362.196 Ri Pittsfield Branch Due 01-29-2018
Traverwood Adult Express Shelf 362.196 Ri Traverwood Branch Due 01-25-2018
Traverwood Adult 362.196 Ri Traverwood Branch Due 02-16-2018

"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"-- Provided by publisher.
"An exquisite 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, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air. 'We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.' 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 breathtaking 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? Brilliantly written, disarmingly funny, and deeply moving, 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.' Especially poignant in these uncertain times, The Bright Hour urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words"-- Provided by publisher.

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