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The Resource Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, by David Giffels, (large print:)

Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, by David Giffels, (large print:)

Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life
Title
Furnishing eternity
Title remainder
a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life
Statement of responsibility
by David Giffels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose comes a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one's roots and seeking a father's wisdom through an unusual woodworking project -- constructing his own coffin. With wisdom and humor, Giffels grapples with the hard questions as he and his father saw, hammer, and sand their way through a year bowed by loss
  • When Giffels enlisted his dad to help him build his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to sharpen his woodworking skills and to spend time together. But the unexpected deaths of his mother and a friend led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss. Over the course of several seasons, he returned to his father's barn in rural Ohio, to continue a pursuit that grew into a meditation on grief and optimism, a quest for enlightenment, and a way to cherish time with an aging parent. -- adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giffels, David
Dewey number
  • 155.937
  • 306.8742
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.I2795
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giffels, David
  • Giffels, Thomas
  • Authors, American
  • Cancer
  • Fathers and sons
  • Mortality
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Coffins
  • Large type books
Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, by David Giffels, (large print:)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1022978123
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
333 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432850791
Lccn
2018000543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, by David Giffels, (large print:)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1022978123
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
333 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432850791
Lccn
2018000543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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