The Resource How to be a sister : a love story with a twist of autism, Eileen Garvin, (electronic resource)

How to be a sister : a love story with a twist of autism, Eileen Garvin, (electronic resource)

Label
How to be a sister : a love story with a twist of autism
Title
How to be a sister
Title remainder
a love story with a twist of autism
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Garvin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eileen Garvin's older sister, Margaret, was diagnosed with severe autism at age three. Growing up alongside Margaret wasn't easy: Eileen often found herself in situations that were simultaneously awkward, hilarious, and heartbreaking. For example, losing a blue plastic hairbrush could leave Margaret inconsolable for hours, and a quiet Sunday Mass might provoke an outburst of laughter, swearing, or dancing. How to Be a Sister begins when Eileen, after several years in New Mexico, has just moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up. Being 1,600 miles away had allowed Eileen to avoid the question that has dogged her since birth: What is she going to do about Margaret? Now, Eileen must grapple with this question once again as she tentatively tries to reconnect with Margaret. How can she have a relationship with someone who can't drive, send email, or telephone? What role will Eileen play in Margaret's life as their parents age, and after they die? Will she remain in Margaret's life, or walk away? A deeply felt, impeccably written memoir, How to Be a Sister will speak to siblings, parents, friends, and teachers of people with autism -- and to anyone who sometimes struggles to connect with someone difficult or different
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
618.92/89
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
G38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
How to be a sister : a love story with a twist of autism, Eileen Garvin, (electronic resource)
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How to be a sister : a love story with a twist of autism, Eileen Garvin, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-254)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759839467
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Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781615191178
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00006384
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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