The Resource Bird-bent grass : a memoir, in pieces, Kathleen Venema

Bird-bent grass : a memoir, in pieces, Kathleen Venema

Label
Bird-bent grass : a memoir, in pieces
Title
Bird-bent grass
Title remainder
a memoir, in pieces
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Venema
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bird-Bent Grass chronicles an extraordinary mother daughter relationship that spans distance, time, and, eventually, debilitating illness. Personal, familial, and political narratives unfold through the letters that Geeske Venema-de Jong and her daughter Kathleen exchanged during the late 1980s and through their weekly conversations, which started after Geeske was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease twenty years later."--
  • "In 1986, Kathleen accepted a three-year teaching assignment in Uganda, after a devastating civil war, and Geeske promised to be her daughter's most faithful correspondent. The two women exchanged more than two hundred letters that reflected their lively interest in literature, theology, and politics, and explored ideas about identity, belonging, and home in the context of cross-cultural challenges. Two decades later, with Geeske increasingly beset by Alzheimer's disease, Kathleen returned to the letters, where she rediscovered the evocative image of a tiny, bright meadow bird perched precariously on a blade of elephant grass. That image--of simultaneous tension, fragility, power, and resilience--sustained her over the years that she used the letters as memory prompts in a larger strategy to keep her intellectually gifted mother alive."--
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Additional physical form
Issued also in print format.
Assigning source
  • From publisher's website
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venema, Kathleen Rebecca
Dewey number
362.1968/3110092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Venema, Kathleen Rebecca
  • Venema-de Jong, Geeske
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mothers and daughters
Label
Bird-bent grass : a memoir, in pieces, Kathleen Venema
Link
http://books.scholarsportal.info/en/read?id=/ebooks/ebooks3/upress/2018-12-17/1/9781771122917
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771122924
Isbn Type
(EPUB)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(CaOOAMICUS)000045259216
Label
Bird-bent grass : a memoir, in pieces, Kathleen Venema
Link
http://books.scholarsportal.info/en/read?id=/ebooks/ebooks3/upress/2018-12-17/1/9781771122917
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771122924
Isbn Type
(EPUB)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(CaOOAMICUS)000045259216

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