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The Resource Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham

Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham

Label
Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir
Title
Happiness
Title remainder
the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Heather Harpham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant, Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, "Get dressed, your baby is in trouble." This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood, alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood. The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions, new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harpham, Heather Elise
Dewey number
  • 618.3/6130092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harpham, Heather Elise
  • Newborn infants
  • Blood diseases in pregnancy
  • Blood
  • Parent and child
Label
Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250131560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OAUW)259074
  • 264540
Label
Happiness : the crooked little road to semi-ever after : a memoir, Heather Harpham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250131560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OAUW)259074
  • 264540

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