New life, no instructions : a memoir (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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New life, no instructions : a memoir

Author: Gail Caldwell
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Pulitizer Prize winner Gail Caldwell pens a memoir on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of blows. Caldwell had contracted polio as a child, and as she matured it reduced her walk to a painful limp. When a new doctor said she needed a hip replacement-- and that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Narrative non-fiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Named Person: Gail Caldwell; Gail Caldwell; Gail Caldwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Caldwell
ISBN: 9781400069545 1400069548
OCLC Number: 843785181
Description: 164 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Gail Caldwell.

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Pulitizer Prize winner Gail Caldwell pens a memoir on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of blows. Caldwell had contracted polio as a child, and as she matured it reduced her walk to a painful limp. When a new doctor said she needed a hip replacement-- and that her leg could be lengthened-- she no longer saw her body in decline and realized she could live pain free. She describes how the resulting rehabilitation opened up a world of understanding, possibility, and connection.

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