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The Resource Lifesaving lessons : notes from an accidental mother, by Linda Greenlaw

Lifesaving lessons : notes from an accidental mother, by Linda Greenlaw

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Lifesaving lessons : notes from an accidental mother
Title
Lifesaving lessons
Title remainder
notes from an accidental mother
Statement of responsibility
by Linda Greenlaw
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Linda is not a woman who shies away from a challenge, the only female swordfish boat captain in the country and a survivor of the real Perfect Storm, she is also a New York Times bestselling author. Through hard work and determination, she had created the peaceful, independent life she craved, living on a rugged island off the coast of Maine. It was all finally coming together. Then came Mariah. A troubled fifteen-year-old, Mariah arrives on Isle au Haut to stay with her uncle, a newcomer himself and seemingly a normal guy. The entire community is rocked to its core, however, when they discover that Mariah is suffering terrible abuse, at his hands. And they do what a small island community does best, coming together to take Mariah in as one of their own, protecting her from further harm. But Mariah needs a stable home and a legal guardian. The island nominates Linda. While Mariah is a typical teenager in many ways, she has also been uniquely damaged by this horrific experience, and Linda struggles to help her overcome the trauma, to heal, and to begin a new life. Linda will do battle with the gale-force winds of life with a teenager, help Mariah navigate a tremendously complex legal system to bring her abuser to justice, and learn what it means to be a mother, to a girl for whom it really matters. Both Linda and Mariah will struggle to come to terms with their ferocious and stubborn independence (like mother, like daughter, accidental or not) as they learn to trust each other and forge a new relationship that they both reluctantly realize they need
Summary
The female swordfish captain featured in "The Perfect Storm" traces her unplanned adoption of an abused fifteen-year-old girl who was placed in her care after a community rescue, documenting their steps toward forging a family life that neither knew theyneeded
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10165285
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Greenlaw, Linda
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biography
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  • Greenlaw, Linda
  • Foster mothers
  • Foster children
Target audience
adult
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notes from an accidental mother
Label
Lifesaving lessons : notes from an accidental mother, by Linda Greenlaw
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050253316
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[353] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410456632
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012046598
System control number
(OCoLC)820450777
Label
Lifesaving lessons : notes from an accidental mother, by Linda Greenlaw
Publication
Control code
000050253316
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[353] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410456632
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012046598
System control number
(OCoLC)820450777

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