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The Resource They left us everything : a memoir, Plum Johnson

They left us everything : a memoir, Plum Johnson

Label
They left us everything : a memoir
Title
They left us everything
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Plum Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents--first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year old mother--author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers have finally fallen to their middle-aged knees with conflicted feelings of grief and relief. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, twenty-three rooms bulging with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum thought: How tough will that be? I know how to buy garbage bags. But the task turns out to be much harder and more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger difficult memories of her eccentric family growing up in the 1950s and '60s, but unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships, with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past, and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.874
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1063.6
LC item number
.J636 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
They left us everything : a memoir, Plum Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First edition published by Penguin Random House Canada, 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Never Mind the Dog -- Part I. Endings -- Mum's Will -- Hornet's Nest -- Point O' View -- Dancing Till the End -- Good-bye, Mum -- Part II. Inheritance -- Other Mothers -- Unpacking the Past -- A Fate Worse Than Death -- Appraisals -- Buried Treasure -- Part III. Dispersal -- Two Weddings and a Funeral -- Dividing What Remains -- Earthquake -- Careful What You Wish For -- Separation -- Hong Kong Farewell -- One Last Look
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First G.P. Putnam's Sons edition.
Extent
279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399184093
Lccn
2016023486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn950519587
Label
They left us everything : a memoir, Plum Johnson
Publication
Note
"First edition published by Penguin Random House Canada, 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Never Mind the Dog -- Part I. Endings -- Mum's Will -- Hornet's Nest -- Point O' View -- Dancing Till the End -- Good-bye, Mum -- Part II. Inheritance -- Other Mothers -- Unpacking the Past -- A Fate Worse Than Death -- Appraisals -- Buried Treasure -- Part III. Dispersal -- Two Weddings and a Funeral -- Dividing What Remains -- Earthquake -- Careful What You Wish For -- Separation -- Hong Kong Farewell -- One Last Look
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First G.P. Putnam's Sons edition.
Extent
279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399184093
Lccn
2016023486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn950519587

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