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The Resource The hope chest, Viola Shipman

The hope chest, Viola Shipman

Label
The hope chest
Title
The hope chest
Statement of responsibility
Viola Shipman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The discovery of one woman's heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again. Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn't feel like herself. She can't navigate her beloved home, she can't go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn't want to imagine life without his wife of nearly 50 years, but Mattie isn't likely to make it past their anniversary. But when Rose, Mattie's new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple's life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother. With each item - including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament - the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges
Summary
Three individuals, including fiercely independent ALS patient Mattie, her devoted but in-denial husband and her caretaker unlock a parent's hope chest, in which they discover long-ago treasures that trigger inspirational memories
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554496
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shipman, Viola
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H5788
LC item number
H67 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Terminally ill
  • Spouses
  • Caregivers
  • Chests
  • Antiques
Target audience
general
Label
The hope chest, Viola Shipman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781250105073
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016043273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947146196
  • (DLC)2771271
Label
The hope chest, Viola Shipman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781250105073
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016043273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947146196
  • (DLC)2771271

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