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The Resource Thirty days : a journey to the end of love, Mark Raphael Baker

Thirty days : a journey to the end of love, Mark Raphael Baker

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Thirty days : a journey to the end of love
Title
Thirty days
Title remainder
a journey to the end of love
Statement of responsibility
Mark Raphael Baker
Title variation
30 days
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Language
eng
Summary
Thirty Days is a portrait of grief, of a marriage and of a family. It is the moving memoir of Mark's wife of 32 years, Kerryn Baker, who died ten months after her diagnosis, aged 55, from stomach cancer. It is also a study in how we construct our own version of the past, after Mark discovers a cache of Kerryn's letters in the laundry cupboard and has to rethink their relationship. It is a book about memory and its uncertainties, as Mark sifts through photos and home movies, as his wife gets sicker, and his search for clues about their relationship grows more desperate. In her last days, Kerryn reveals her traumatic childhood to Mark for the first time. She emerges as the rock of the family, a brave and wise woman, clear-eyed about her treatment, focused on finding the path to a peaceful death. Paradoxically, her dying brings the couple back to the intensity of their first love
Summary
One minute my wife was there. In a flash she was gone. In the ten months of Kerryn's dying, I prepared myself for everything except for her death. Now that she is gone, I am desperate to know her as I never knew her. Thirty Days is a portrait of grief, of a marriage and of a family. It is the moving memoir of Mark's wife of 33 years, Kerryn Baker, who died ten months after her diagnosis, aged 55, from stomach cancer. It is also a study in how we construct our own version of the past, after Mark discovers a cache of Kerryn's letters in the laundry cupboard and has to rethink their relationship. It is a book about memory and its uncertainties, as Mark sifts through photos and home movies, as his wife gets sicker, and his search for clues about their relationship grows more desperate. In her last days, Kerryn reveals her traumatic childhood to Mark for the first time. She emerges as the rock of the family, a brave and wise woman, clear-eyed about her treatment, focused on finding the path to a peaceful death. Paradoxically, her dying brings the couple back to the intensity of their first love. In the tradition of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Cory Taylor's remarkable memoir, Dying, Mark Baker's Thirty Days is an inspirational book about death and dying
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10601642
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1959-
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Baker, Mark Raphael
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Baker, Kerryn
  • Baker, Mark Raphael
  • Cancer
  • Stomach
  • Cancer
  • Terminally ill
  • Caregivers
  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
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a journey to the end of love
Label
Thirty days : a journey to the end of love, Mark Raphael Baker
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000060592746
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925498677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988322880
Label
Thirty days : a journey to the end of love, Mark Raphael Baker
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
000060592746
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925498677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988322880

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