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The Resource This is the life : a novel, Alex Shearer

This is the life : a novel, Alex Shearer

Label
This is the life : a novel
Title
This is the life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alex Shearer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spirit of #1 New York Times bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, a "lovely, touching book" (Alexander McCall Smith) about two estranged brothers who come together when one of them discovers he has a brain tumor and the other emerges as his caretaker. This is the life: Not the one you thought you had yesterday. Or the one that might not be here tomorrow. Just this one. Here and now... 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. That before his brain surgery he had a mind that was said to be bigger than the rest of the family's put together, and that his heart was--and still is--just as big. That it's hard getting a haircut with a brain tumor, and that it does no good to help your brother memorize a PIN number when he might not be able to remember where the bank is. We learn along with these two brothers how the little stuff is as big as the big stuff, how tragedy and comedy go together, and how necessary it is that they do. 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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DLC
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Shearer, Alex
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.H43
LC item number
T48 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Terminally ill
Label
This is the life : a novel, Alex Shearer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781476764405
Lccn
2014023575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2014023575
  • 1436965
Label
This is the life : a novel, Alex Shearer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781476764405
Lccn
2014023575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2014023575
  • 1436965

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