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The Resource Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience, by Allison Pataki ; foreword by Lee Woodruff

Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience, by Allison Pataki ; foreword by Lee Woodruff

Label
Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience
Title
Beauty in the broken places
Title remainder
a memoir of love, faith, and resilience
Statement of responsibility
by Allison Pataki ; foreword by Lee Woodruff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Five months pregnant, on a flight to their "babymoon," Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave--a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident--had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation for this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pataki, Allison
Dewey number
  • 616.8/10092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pataki, Allison
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Young adults
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Husband and wife
  • Caregivers
Label
Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience, by Allison Pataki ; foreword by Lee Woodruff
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
Control code
BK0021806310
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780399591655
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2017058576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience, by Allison Pataki ; foreword by Lee Woodruff
Publication
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
BK0021806310
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780399591655
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2017058576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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