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The household guide to dying, Debra Adelaide

Label
The household guide to dying
Title
The household guide to dying
Statement of responsibility
Debra Adelaide
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Delia Bennet - author and domestic advice columnist - is diagnosed with cancer, she knows it's time to get her house in order and secure the future for her husband, their two daughters and even her beloved chickens. But as she writes lists and makes plans, questions both large and small creep in. Should she divulge her best culinary secrets in her column? Read her favourite novels one last time? Plan her daughters' far-off weddings? Complicating her dilemma is the matter of the past, and a remote country town where she fled as a pregnant teenager, and left broken-hearted eight years later. As she researches and writes her final Household Guide, she confronts the pieces of herself she left behind and begins to understand that what really matters is not the past, but the present. And that the art of dying is all about truly living
Summary
On the face of it, Delia's got it all - good marriage, two great kids, dream job writing witty, practical house and garden books. But when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer, she's forced to view her life in an entirely new light. There are things she must do, there are wrongs to be put right, and there are mysteries from the past that demand resolution. But there is just so little time. Summoning all her strength, she returns to the tiny country town where she fled pregnant and unmarried 14 years before and comes to terms with a loss no mother should ever have to endure. She finishes writing her ultimate how-to book. And she tries, as best she can, to prepare herself and her family for the inevitable.
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
295745
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelaide, Debra
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Cancer
  • Terminally ill
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
The household guide to dying, Debra Adelaide
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: Sydney : Picador, 2008
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 385-386
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780330424806
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The household guide to dying, Debra Adelaide
Publication
Note
Previously published: Sydney : Picador, 2008
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 385-386
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780330424806
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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