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The Resource This is the life, Alex Shearer

This is the life, Alex Shearer

Label
This is the life
Title
This is the life
Statement of responsibility
Alex Shearer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are books that immerse you. There are books that move you to tears. There are books that make you better appreciate life. This is one of them. "I don't have much advice to give anyone; I've learned very little in my life; but here's a gem of wisdom. Don't take a dying man's kettle away. You won't be doing him any favours. Nor yourself either." This is the story of Louis, who never quite fitted in, and of his younger brother who always tagged along. Two brothers on one final journey together, wading through the stuff that is thicker than water. Tender-hearted, at times achingly funny, 'This is the life' is a moving testimony to both the resilience of the human spirit and to the price of strawberries
Summary
This is the story of Louis, who never quite fit in, and of his younger brother, who always tried to tag along. As they got older, they grew apart. And as they got older still, one of them got cancer, and the other became his caretaker. Then they became close again, two brothers on one final journey together, wading through the stuff that's thicker than water. Told in anecdotes as his brother remembers them, we discover who this cranky, cancerous Louis once was. Inspired by Shearer's experiences when his own brother was dying and written with a warm touch that is at once tender and achingly funny, This Is the Life is a moving testimony to both the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of the simpler things in life, like not taking a dying man's tea kettle away
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Tone
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ALA Notable Book, 2016.
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10406101
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Shearer, Alex
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Brothers
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
This is the life, Alex Shearer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052676338
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007529711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)864787297
Label
This is the life, Alex Shearer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052676338
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007529711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)864787297

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