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Penitent, with roses : an HIV+ mother reflects

Author: Paula W Peterson
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays by a white, middle-class, heterosexual Jewish mother describes the birth of her son, her diagnosis with AIDS when he was eleven-months-old, and her experiences as an AIDS activist and hotline volunteer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Paula W Peterson; Paula W Peterson; Paula W Peterson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula W Peterson
ISBN: 1584651288 9781584651284
OCLC Number: 46856339
Description: 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Caesarean --
Prognosis Guarded --
Doctors I Have Known --
Penitent, with Roses --
Who We are --
Working on the Line --
Mothers on Capitol Hill --
Letter to Benjamin --
A Punishment --
Faith --
Clairvoyance --
Passion --
Sustenance --
The Faraway Park --
Poetry --
Silence --
Astray.
Responsibility: Paula W. Peterson.

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