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The shelf life of ashes : a memoir / Hollis Giammatteo.

Giammatteo, Hollis, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 305.26 Giammatteo (Text) 78292000357036 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781631520471
  • ISBN: 1631520474
  • Physical Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: When Hollis Giammatteo sought a job working with the elderly, she did so with the intention of finding models of healthy aging. And she failed. In The Shelf Life of Ashes, Giammatteo chronicles her experiences with her wards, as well as the trip she embarks upon when her mother, who is convinced she is dying, entreats her to come "home." Trips back, traumas triggered, identity in crisis, equanimity gained--this quasi-comic, concentrated journey engages the reader in the process of naming and facing the tasks involved in growing old, while asking a simple but weighted question: Can aging be done well?
Subject: Aging.
Aging parents.

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