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The weight of a thousand feathers, Brain Conaghan

Label
The weight of a thousand feathers
Title
The weight of a thousand feathers
Statement of responsibility
Brain Conaghan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bobby Seed has questions. What's another word for `thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? Bobby's little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won't Mum's stupid illness just GO AWAY? But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he?
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Bobby Seed, the devoted but exhausted primary caregiver for his terminally-ill mother and difficult younger brother, finds respite in a support group and good friends, but must face his mother's impossible choice alone
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10758815
Cataloging source
SINLB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conaghan, Brian
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Warning: contains strong language and adult themes. Not for younger readers" -- Back cover
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caregivers
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Mothers and sons
  • Brothers
  • Friendship
  • Self-help groups
  • Responsibility
  • Responsibility in adolescence
  • Children of sick parents
  • Teenage boys
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The weight of a thousand feathers, Brain Conaghan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063545263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781408889121
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040063020
Label
The weight of a thousand feathers, Brain Conaghan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063545263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781408889121
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040063020

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