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The Resource This shining life, Harriet Kline

This shining life, Harriet Kline

Label
This shining life
Title
This shining life
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Kline
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Meet Ollie. He's eleven years old. He loves rules, has memorised every world capital and every soccer player in the Premier League, and hasn't yet met a Killer Sodoku puzzle he can't solve. He hates being asked two questions at once, or when grown-ups use words with double meanings. He loves his family fiercely, but sometimes he cannot control his temper. And now, he must face a sudden tragedy for which there is no solution. When Ollie's happy-go-lucky, larger-than-life father, Rich, dies of brain cancer, Ollie's life is thrown into disarray. His mother, Ruth, won't get out of bed. His aunt Nessa, Rich's best friend, tries to take charge in her forceful, no-nonsense way, but to no avail. His eccentric grandmother, who lives in a ramshackle cottage in the woods, wants them to move in with her. His other grandparents are struggling with their own health issues as they mourn the loss of their only son. The only thing that makes sense to Ollie is the puzzle he's convinced his dad left behind for him to solve: six gifts, one for each member of the family, that will spell out the secret he's sure his dad figured out right before he died: what it means to be alive. Alternating between Ollie's point of view and the five other members of his family, this beautiful, touching novel paints a portrait of a family who must learn to come together in their grief. How these six characters each undertake this journey of healing is at the heart of this deeply poignant yet ultimately uplifting read"--
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kline, Harriet
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Grief
  • Autistic children
  • Gifts
  • Families
  • Bereavement
  • Fathers
  • Puzzles
Target audience
adult
Label
This shining life, Harriet Kline
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
000069789882
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780857526281
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021064162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1266330124
Label
This shining life, Harriet Kline
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
000069789882
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780857526281
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021064162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1266330124

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