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

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

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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A deeply moving memoir about two lives that were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future. 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 on the plane. 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. This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It's a tale of a husband's turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pataki, Allison, author
Dewey number
  • 616.8/10092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC388.5
LC item number
.P35 2018
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
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
on1021055318
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780399591655
Lccn
2017058576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021055318
Label
Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience, by Allison Pataki
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
on1021055318
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780399591655
Lccn
2017058576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021055318

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