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The Resource Cherished : 21 writers on animals they have loved and lost, edited by Barbara Abercrombie

Cherished : 21 writers on animals they have loved and lost, edited by Barbara Abercrombie

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Cherished : 21 writers on animals they have loved and lost
Title
Cherished
Title remainder
21 writers on animals they have loved and lost
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Abercrombie
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What do our beloved pets teach us and how do we move beyond loss to embrace and celebrate their memory? In Cherished: 21 Writers Celebrate Animals They've Loved and Lost, writers put into words the depth of grief felt after their animals' deaths, the lessons learned from their lives, how these animals changed them, and the joy they left behind. These remarkable stories go far beyond conveying the heartbreaking loss that pet owners experience when their pet dies. With rare literary texture and insight, they convey how pets fit into the messiness of life and how life changes because of them. Each essay speaks to larger truths and insights about life itself. Our pets help us deal with the continual litany of changes that life dishes out. They see us through family deaths, career changes, divorces, financial ups and downs. But when they inevitably pass away, who can we turn to for solace except those with whom we share this common experience. Cherished features remarkable writers and remarkable stories, three-quarters of them original to this collection. Novelist Samantha Dunn describes her driven cowgirl mother who finds ingenious ways for her daughter to keep Gabe, their pure white gelding, while living at lot #78 of the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park. Anne Lamott describes the powerful moment of community that forms as she and her son face the passing of their dog, Sadie. Memoirist May-lee Chai writes about growing up on a South Dakota farm and grappling with the inevitabilities of farm life as she becomes attached to the three pigs she reluctantly cares for. And with beautiful, cutting detail, poet Mark Doty describes the last days of his dog, Arden"--
  • "Because "grieving for an animal can be a pretty lonely place," Barbara Abercrombie created this joyful and poignant, funny and smart collection of commiseration. Readers meet the cat who liked to fish tampon tubes out of the trash and then appear "jauntily holding one in his mouth as if smoking a cigarette," the dog who demanded down pillows, and even a coyote who became part of the family. The sometimes surprising things animals add to a household -- and how their loss reverberates -- are highlighted, and because these are such fine writers, each essay also reveals larger truths about life. Whether the reader is grieving a loss, cherishing a current companion, or simply relishing a tale well told, the message is clear: it is better to have loved and lost . . "--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
636.088/7
Index
no index present
LC call number
SF416
LC item number
.C44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abercrombie, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pets
  • Pet owners
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Cherished : 21 writers on animals they have loved and lost, edited by Barbara Abercrombie
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Isha / Carolyn See -- A story about the General / Michael Chitwood -- Hope / Robin Romm -- Mr. T's heart / Jane Smiley -- Fluff / Joe Morgenstern -- Seamus and Spud / Judith Lewis Mernit -- Calico / Melissa Cistaro -- Red the pig / May-Lee Chai -- This dog's life / Anne Lamott -- True love / Samantha Dunn -- In Molly's eyes / Billy Mernit -- Winesburg / Barbara Abercrombie -- Party girl / Monica Holloway -- A religion named Yoyo / Linzi Glass -- My Sal / Jacqueline Winspear -- Kiki / Cecilia Manguerra Brainard -- Wonder dog / Victoria Zackheim -- My virtual cat / Jenny Rough -- First dog, best dog / Sonia Levitin -- Taking stock / Thomas McGuane -- Dog years / Mark Doty
Control code
ocn663953007
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 213 p.
Isbn
9781577319573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011001426
System control number
(OCoLC)663953007
Label
Cherished : 21 writers on animals they have loved and lost, edited by Barbara Abercrombie
Publication
Contents
Isha / Carolyn See -- A story about the General / Michael Chitwood -- Hope / Robin Romm -- Mr. T's heart / Jane Smiley -- Fluff / Joe Morgenstern -- Seamus and Spud / Judith Lewis Mernit -- Calico / Melissa Cistaro -- Red the pig / May-Lee Chai -- This dog's life / Anne Lamott -- True love / Samantha Dunn -- In Molly's eyes / Billy Mernit -- Winesburg / Barbara Abercrombie -- Party girl / Monica Holloway -- A religion named Yoyo / Linzi Glass -- My Sal / Jacqueline Winspear -- Kiki / Cecilia Manguerra Brainard -- Wonder dog / Victoria Zackheim -- My virtual cat / Jenny Rough -- First dog, best dog / Sonia Levitin -- Taking stock / Thomas McGuane -- Dog years / Mark Doty
Control code
ocn663953007
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 213 p.
Isbn
9781577319573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011001426
System control number
(OCoLC)663953007

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