The Resource On the outskirts of normal : forging a family against the grain, Debra Monroe

On the outskirts of normal : forging a family against the grain, Debra Monroe

Label
On the outskirts of normal : forging a family against the grain
Title
On the outskirts of normal
Title remainder
forging a family against the grain
Statement of responsibility
Debra Monroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"After moving to a humble cottage outside of a tiny Texas town, Debra Monroe rids herself of an abusive husband, battles sexist contractors and workers as she renovates her home, and finally, after several disheartening letdowns, is able to adopt her beautiful baby daughter, Marie. Though elated that her dream is coming true, Monroe faces trials that befall her not just as a single mother but as a white mother of a black child. In On the Outskirts of Normal, two-time National Book Award nominee Monroe's heart creaks 'like china with hairline cracks' each time a racist comment rolls their way or stares linger a little too long in their direction. Though she and her daughter face serious undiagnosed illnesses leading to innumerable, painful doctor visits, Monroe remains steadfast in her dedication to Marie and their small but tight family. Reading On the Outskirts of Normal at times feels like driving through an unwieldy thunderstorm at night on the unlit country roads that snake their way to Monroe's house in the woods; readers will feel her exhaustion but will be buoyed by her ever-present faith and fiery love. Pulitzer Prize winner Madeleine Blais writes that On the Outskirts of Normal is the 'real deal: both a literary triumph and a triumph of the heart.'"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Debra
Dewey number
306.874092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3563.O5273
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monroe, Debra
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Adoptive parents
  • Interracial adoption
  • Motherhood
Label
On the outskirts of normal : forging a family against the grain, Debra Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Contents; Mother Lore; How I Got Here; Homemaking; A History of Fear; Small Talk; Into the Wall; Fast-Forward, A Four Year Tunnel of Time; The Time to be Lovely is Always; First Date Jitters; How to Build a Better Fence; Inflamed Scar Tissue; The Uses of Grief; Mother's Day
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820349107
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000475958
  • (EBL)4397174
  • (SSID)ssj0001555826
  • (PQKBManifestationID)16182341
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001555826
  • (PQKBWorkID)12244001
  • (PQKB)11271893
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4397174
  • (OCoLC)921007917
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse46360
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000475958
Label
On the outskirts of normal : forging a family against the grain, Debra Monroe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Contents; Mother Lore; How I Got Here; Homemaking; A History of Fear; Small Talk; Into the Wall; Fast-Forward, A Four Year Tunnel of Time; The Time to be Lovely is Always; First Date Jitters; How to Build a Better Fence; Inflamed Scar Tissue; The Uses of Grief; Mother's Day
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820349107
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000475958
  • (EBL)4397174
  • (SSID)ssj0001555826
  • (PQKBManifestationID)16182341
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001555826
  • (PQKBWorkID)12244001
  • (PQKB)11271893
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4397174
  • (OCoLC)921007917
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse46360
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000475958

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