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The Iceberg

Author : Marion Coutts
ISBN : 9780802190529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the Wellcome Prize A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award “A memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal conclusion...an extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way.”—The Sunday Times “The most heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, and finalist for every major nonfiction award in the UK, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and writer Marion Coutts’ astonishing memoir; an “adventure of being and dying “and a compelling, poetic meditation on family, love, and language. In 2008, Tom Lubbock, the chief art critic for The Independent was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Iceberg is his wife, Marion Coutts’, fierce, exquisite account of the two years leading up to his death. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the intolerable and, alongside their two year old son Ev—whose language is developing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art and an uplifting and universal story of endurance in the face of loss.

Navigating Loss In Women S Contemporary Memoir

Author : A. Prodromou
ISBN : 9781137482921
Genre : Business & Economics
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Navigating Loss in Women's Contemporary Memoir traces the grief process through the lives of contemporary women writers to show how its complex, multi-layered nature can encourage us towards new understandings of loss.

Memoir Of The Dangers And Ice In The North Atlantic Ocean

Author : George William Blunt
ISBN : HARVARD:HNQK5U
Genre : Ice
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Tip Of The Iceberg

Author : Larry O'Connor
ISBN : 1551302845
Genre : Business & Economics
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Growing up in remote central Canada, Larry O'Connor was spellbound by the country farther north -- the unknowable white expanses, the harsh lives of its indigenous peoples and animals, and the exploits of its legendary explorers. A memoir of self-discovery, 'Tip of the Iceberg' samples the history and lore of the frozen wastes as it reveals a young man's journey across his family's past. O'Connor is the kind of child the Eskimos might have left to the elements: undersized, frail, an outsider. Yet he is wilful, driven to lift the pall that emanates from his father to blanket the entire family. Underlying the physical coldness of place is an emotional chill. O'Connor's father is a stern, secretive man, barely knowable to his son, misunderstood by those around him. While father and son are poles apart in their temperament, O'Connor senses the traces of a hidden, softer man in his father, a man who retreats to a locked box of memorabilia in the middle of the night. O'Connor pushes on in his quest. O'Connor's spare and elegant prose conveys the heartbreaking weight of the unspoken and unseen: relatives who never call or visit, photographs locked in a cedar chest, forgotten obituaries in back issues of the local newspaper. In eerie counterpoint, O'Connor mixes fact and fable about narwhals, the midnight sun, and the elusive Northwest Passage with details of the two lives -- the maturing son and distant father. At the same time O'Connor ponders the spirit-killing ethos of his working-class town: Do your duty and mind your business, no showing off and no complaining. The effect is cumulative, subtle, and inexorable. Tip of the Iceberg is a remarkable story, perfectly modulated by O'Connor's exquisite style and infused with the kind of deep humanity that comes from understanding and forgiveness.

Memoir Descriptive And Explanatory To Accompany The General Chart Of The Northern Ocean Davis Strait And Baffin S Bay

Author : John Purdy
ISBN : OXFORD:590818634
Genre : Arctic Ocean
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Memoir Descriptive And Explanatory To Accompany The General Chart Of The Northern Ocean Davis Strait And Baffin S Bay

Author : Alexander George Findlay
ISBN : OXFORD:590818635
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Memoir Descriptive And Explanatory Of The Northern Atlantic Ocean Eleventh Edition Materially Improved By Alexander G Findlay

Author : John Purdy
ISBN : BL:A0023530377
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Baltimore S Mansion

Author : Wayne Johnston
ISBN : 0307375439
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Baltimore's Mansion introduces us to the Johnstons of Ferryland, a Catholic colony founded by Lord Baltimore in the 1620s on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, and centres on three generations of fathers and sons. Filled with heart-stopping description and a cast of stubborn, acerbic, yet utterly irresistible family members, it is an evocation of a time and a place reminiscent of Wayne Johnston's best fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Voyage Of The Iceberg

Author : Richard Brown
ISBN : 1550286323
Genre : Arctic regions
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Richard Brown's book tells the story of the world's most famous iceberg as well as the story of the Inuit bands, sailors, and explorers who saw it before its collision.

An Iceberg In Paradise

Author : Nancy Avery Dafoe
ISBN : 9781438455440
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers. In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe shares the heart-wrenching experience of caring for her ailing mother as she struggled, and ultimately lost her battle, with Alzheimer’s disease. Weaving poetry throughout, Dafoe tells her family’s story in the hope of helping those who are navigating the murky waters of Alzheimer’s. She presents different approaches and practical advice for dealing with the difficult life transition that occurs when parents become ill. At its center, An Iceberg in Paradise is not only a tribute to love in the face of loss but also an exploration of memory, our human connections, and holding on until there is nothing left to hold. “Beautifully written, An Iceberg in Paradise expresses Nancy Avery Dafoe’s very personal experience as a family member observing the slow yet relentless failing of her beloved mother. I loved Dafoe’s honest way of writing about the pain, confusion, anger, frustration, and sorrow of her journey with her mother and her mother’s ‘passage.’ This is a personal, very human memoir that anyone dealing with Alzheimer’s in a parent or spouse would find helpful and supportive.” — Alison Jacob, LCSW “I found this book particularly touching on many levels. As we baby boomers age and our parents are living longer in general, we all need information and to hear others’ stories of their experiences with this as it could well affect many of us on a very personal level.” — Mark Marshall, LCSW

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