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The Resource I found my tribe, Ruth Fitzmaurice

I found my tribe, Ruth Fitzmaurice

Label
I found my tribe
Title
I found my tribe
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Fitzmaurice
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A transformative, euphoric memoir about finding solace in the unexpected for readers of H is for Hawk and When Breath Becomes Air. Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband Simon who has ALS and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other "tribe" are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks. The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, from diagnosis to their long-standing precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for swimming in the wild Irish Sea--culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary. An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world, and the brightness of life." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzmaurice, Ruth
Dewey number
616.8/390092
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC406.A24
LC item number
F57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WE 552
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzmaurice, Ruth
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Husband and wife
  • Families
  • Caregivers
  • Personal Narratives
Label
I found my tribe, Ruth Fitzmaurice
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn1021221847
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781635571585
Lccn
2018002161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
I found my tribe, Ruth Fitzmaurice
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn1021221847
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781635571585
Lccn
2018002161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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      42.032284 -91.59893
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