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The Resource Home is burning : a memoir, Dan Marshall

Home is burning : a memoir, Dan Marshall

Label
Home is burning : a memoir
Title
Home is burning
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Dan Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dan's mom has always had cancer. First diagnosed when he was only ten years old, she was the model of resilience throughout his childhood, fighting her disease with tenacity and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush. But just as she faces a relapse, her husband -a successful businessman and devoted father-is diagnosed with ALS. He is told that in a few months' time, he will be unable to walk, eat, or breathe on his own. Dan, a recent college graduate living the good life in Los Angeles, has no choice but to return home to help. Reinstalled in his parents' basement (in one of the only non-Mormon homes in a Salt Lake City subdivision) Dan is reunited with his siblings. His older sister Tiffany is resentful, having stayed closer to home to bear the brunt of their mother's illness. Younger brother Greg comes to lend a hand, giving up a journalism career and evenings cruising Chicago gay bars. Younger sister Michelle is a sullen teenager experimenting with drinking and flirting with her 35-year-old soccer coach. And baby sister Chelsea-the oddest duck in a family of misfits-can only think about dance. Together they form Team Terminal, going to battle against their parents' illnesses and cracking plenty of jokes along the way. As Dan steps into his role as caregiver, wheelchair wrangler, and sibling referee, he watches pieces of his previous life slip away, and comes to realize that you don't get to choose when it's time to grow up"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, Dan
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/40092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC265.5
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall, Dan
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers and sons
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General
Label
Home is burning : a memoir, Dan Marshall
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/828/9781250068828/image/lgcover.9781250068828.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1621621
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250068828
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1621621
  • (OCoLC)920680167
Label
Home is burning : a memoir, Dan Marshall
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/828/9781250068828/image/lgcover.9781250068828.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1621621
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250068828
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1621621
  • (OCoLC)920680167

Library Locations

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