The Resource A bird on my shoulder : a memoir, Lucy Palmer

A bird on my shoulder : a memoir, Lucy Palmer

Label
A bird on my shoulder : a memoir
Title
A bird on my shoulder
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Palmer
Title variation
Bird on my shoulder : a memoir
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
'What do you think are the gifts of cancer?' Even now, all these years later, when I recall the question, a sense of shock still resonates. I thought of Julian's gruelling treatment regime, about how all seven of his children were coping seeing him so unwell, so reduced. Then, in the silence that followed, like the first sprouting of a tiny plant, I began to think about all the good things that Julian and I had experienced because of his illness; amid the strain and fear we had shared precious moments of love and kindness that might not have otherwise happened. I began to cry. 'Perhaps you could think of Julian's cancer in another way,' the counsellor suggested. 'Maybe it's like a little bird on your shoulder that's reminding you how to live.' Over a decade ago, award-winning journalist Lucy Palmer lost her beloved husband Julian, leaving her alone to raise their three young children on a farm south of Sydney. This beautifully written memoir tells the story of how Lucy and Julian fell in love with each other and with Papua New Guinea, and traces their family's return to Australia to face the daunting challenges of Julian's journey with cancer. Looking back with both sadness and joy, Lucy's honest and thoughtful account of finding hope and meaning where none seemed to be, will move and inspire all who read it. A Bird on My Shoulder offers us new and surprising ways to think about love and death, about the worst that can happen and what it can mean
Summary
Over a decade ago, award-winning journalist Lucy Palmer's beloved husband Julian died of cancer, leaving her alone to manage a farm south of Sydney and to raise their three young children. This moving and beautifully written memoir explores her experiences of death, loss, single parenting and growing older. It is a way of making sense of the momentous experiences that Lucy says she has been privileged to live through, and her honest and inspiring account of putting the pieces back together and finding hope out of a seemingly hopeless set of circumstances. This is a startlingly moving book to read and offers new and surprising ways to think about the worst that can happen and what it can mean for us
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10535223
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Lucy
Dewey number
070.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palmer, Lucy
  • Widows
  • Journalists
  • Cancer
  • Grief
Target audience
adult
Label
A bird on my shoulder : a memoir, Lucy Palmer
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_281671&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781743433973-AAU1004063-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781743433973
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A bird on my shoulder : a memoir, Lucy Palmer
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_281671&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781743433973-AAU1004063-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781743433973
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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