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Bomb shelter, love, time, and other explosives, Mary Laura Philpott

Label
Bomb shelter, love, time, and other explosives, Mary Laura Philpott
Language
eng
resource.biographical
autobiography
Index
no index present
Literary Form
essays
Main title
Bomb shelter
Responsibility statement
Mary Laura Philpott
Sub title
love, time, and other explosives
Summary
A lifelong worrier, Philpott always kept an eye out for danger, a habit that only intensified when she became a parent. But she looked on the bright side too, believing that as long as she cared enough, she could keep her loved ones safe. Then, in the dark of one quiet, pre-dawn morning, she woke abruptly to a terrible sound - and found her teenage son unconscious on the floor. In the aftermath of a crisis that darkened her signature sunny spirit, she wondered: If this happened, what else could happen? And how do any of us keep going when we can't know for sure what's coming next? Leave it to the writer whose critically acclaimed debut had readers 'laughing and crying on the same page' (NPR) to illuminate what it means to move through life with a soul made of equal parts anxiety and optimism. (And while she's at it, to ponder the mysteries of backyard turtles and the challenges of spatchcocking a turkey)
Target audience
adult
Classification
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