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The goldfish went on vacation: A memoir of loss (and learning to tell the truth about it)

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Dann, Patty. Trumpeter , 2007. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GV 100 DAN 2007
The moment when Patty Dann's husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she felt as though the ground had dropped beneath her. Her grief, however, was immediately interrupted by the realization that she would have to tell their three-year-old son, Jake, that his father was dying. The prognos…
Title
The goldfish went on vacation: A memoir of loss (and learning to tell the truth about it)
Author
Dann, Patty
Publisher
Trumpeter
Year Published
2007
Physical Description
Hardcover, 166 p.
Topics
Grief. Bereavement
Children Coping with Parent's Cancer
Abstract
The moment when Patty Dann's husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she felt as though the ground had dropped beneath her. Her grief, however, was immediately interrupted by the realization that she would have to tell their three-year-old son, Jake, that his father was dying. The prognosis gave her husband just a year to live. In that short time, the three of them--Patty, Willem, and Jake--would have to find a way to live with the illness and prepare for his death.
Written with disarming honesty, courage, and humor, Patty weaves together a series of vignettes that chart her--and Jake's--eventual acceptance of their new family. What links these vignettes is their coping with the daily challenges, the sorrow, and the uncertainty, as well as embracing the surprising moments of beauty and acceptance. As much about exploring memory as it is about appreciating the moment, this captivating narrative will serve as a genuine comfort for anyone surprised by grief. (From the Publisher)
ISBN
97815903048
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GV 100 DAN 2007
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Speltz, Ann, Sternberg, Kate (Illustrator). Washington, DC: Magination Press , 2003. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
JUNIOR FE 600 SPE 2003
Clare keeps a journal that describes the medical treatments her mother undergoes for breast cancer, her family's experiences, and her own feelings and concerns. Includes a list of resources.
Title
The year my mother was bald
Author
Speltz, Ann
Sternberg, Kate (Illustrator)
Place
Washington, DC
Publisher
Magination Press
Year Published
2003
Physical Description
Paperback, col. ill.; 64 p.
Topics
Children Coping with Parent's Cancer
Breast Cancer-Coping
Picture Books
Abstract
Clare keeps a journal that describes the medical treatments her mother undergoes for breast cancer, her family's experiences, and her own feelings and concerns. Includes a list of resources.
Notes
Ages 8-13
ISBN
1557988374
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
JUNIOR FE 600 SPE 2003
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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