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The Resource Eating pomegranates : a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene, Sarah Gabriel

Eating pomegranates : a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene, Sarah Gabriel

Label
Eating pomegranates : a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene
Title
Eating pomegranates
Title remainder
a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Gabriel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: An intensely powerful and moving memoir about genetics, mortality, family, femininity, and the author's battle with cancer. After the grief of losing her mother to cancer when Sarah Gabriel was a teenager, she had learned to appreciate "the charms of simple happiness." With a career as a journalist, a home in Oxford, England, a husband, and two young daughters, she was content. But then at age forty-four, she was diagnosed with breast cancer-the result of M18T, an inherited mutation on the BRCA1 gene that had taken the lives of her mother and countless female ancestors. Eating Pomegranates is Gabriel's candid and incredibly intimate story of being forced to acknowledge that while you can try to overcome the loss of a parent, you can never escape your genetic legacy. Being diagnosed with the same disease that killed her mother compelled Gabriel to write this story. In her struggle for survival, she recounts the rigors of her treatments and considers the impact of a microscopic piece of DNA on generations of her family's dynamics. She also revisits her past in an effort to reclaim her identity and learn more about the mother who disappeared too early from her life. Beautiful and brutal, Eating Pomegranates-like the myth of Persephone and Demeter, which inspires the title-is about mothers and motherless daughters. It is about a woman so afraid of abandoning her children that she is hardly able to look at them, and about the history of breast cancer itself, from early radical surgeries to contemporary medicine. Combining passion, humor, fierce intelligence, and clinical detail, Eating Pomegranates is an extraordinary book about an all-too-ordinary disease
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
Biography type
autobiography
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349621
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Gabriel, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 362.196/994490092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
G324 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Gabriel, Sarah
  • Breast
  • BRCA genes
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene
Label
Eating pomegranates : a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene, Sarah Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2009
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
15533761
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781439148198
Lccn
2009049524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn428033055
  • (OCoLC)428033055
Label
Eating pomegranates : a memoir of mothers, daughters, and the BRCA gene, Sarah Gabriel
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2009
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
15533761
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781439148198
Lccn
2009049524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn428033055
  • (OCoLC)428033055

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