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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Plum
Dewey number
306.874084/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Plum
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Caregivers
  • Aging parents
  • Parent and adult child
  • Families
  • Johnson, Plum
  • House selling
  • House furnishings
  • Personal belongings
  • Large type books
Label
They left us everything : a memoir, Plum Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2014
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
Control code
ocn952982803
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
393 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493354
Lccn
2016026726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982803
Label
They left us everything : a memoir, Plum Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2014
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
Control code
ocn952982803
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
393 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493354
Lccn
2016026726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982803

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