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The Resource Grief, Andrew Holleran

Grief, Andrew Holleran

Label
Grief
Title
Grief
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Holleran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reeling from the recent death of his invalid mother, an exhausted, lonely professor comes to our nation's capital to escape his previous life." "What he finds there - in his handsome, solitary landlord; in the city's somber mood and sepulchral architecture; and in the strange and impassioned letters and journals of Mary Todd Lincoln - shows him unexpected truths about America and loss. As he seeks to engage with the living world around him - a challenging student, the mother of a dead friend, even his landlord's neglected dog - he comes to realize that his relationship to his grief is very different than he had thought." "In Grief, Holleran summons voices from the past that eerily echo and speak to our own troubled times. It is a masterwork by one of America's singular voices, a writer who is beloved for his depth of feeling, his humor, the elegance of his prose, and his unflinching honesty."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Grieving over the death of his invalid mother, a jaded professor heads for the nation's capital to recuperate and finds in his lonely and repressed landlord, the city and its architecture, and the letters and journals of Mary Todd Lincoln insights into America and the feelings of loneliness, yearning, and mourning
Theme
Storyline
Character
Award
Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2007.
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144197
Cataloging source
DLC
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Holleran, Andrew
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Widowers
  • Parents
  • College teachers
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Grief, Andrew Holleran
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000028594695
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
150 p.
Isbn
9781401302504
Label
Grief, Andrew Holleran
Publication
Control code
000028594695
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
150 p.
Isbn
9781401302504

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