The Resource The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs

The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs

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The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying
Title
The bright hour
Title remainder
a memoir of living and dying
Statement of responsibility
Nina Riggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2015 poet and writer Nina Riggs was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it metastasised later that year. She was thirty-eight years old, married to the love of her life and the mother of two small boys; her mother had died only a few months earlier from multiple myeloma. The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying is Nina's intimate, unflinching account of 'living with death in the room'. She tells her story in a series of absurd, poignant and often hilarious vignettes drawn from a life that has 'no real future or arc left to it, yet still goes on as if it does'. This unforgettable memoir leads the reader into the innermost chambers of the writer's life: into the mind and heart, the work and home and family, of a young woman alternately seeking to make peace with and raging against the reality of her approaching death. Nina Riggs received her MFA in poetry in 2004 and published a book of poems, Lucky, Lucky, in 2009. She wrote about life with metastatic breast cancer on her blog, Suspicious Country; her recent work appeared in the Washington Post and the New York Times. She lived with her husband and sons and dogs in Greensboro, North Carolina
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riggs, Nina
Dewey number
616.99449
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Riggs, Nina
  • Breast
  • Women poets, American
  • Mothers
  • Terminally ill
  • Death
Label
The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781925498493
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying, Nina Riggs
Publication
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.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781925498493
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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