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The Resource Beautiful unbroken : one nurse's life, Mary Jane Nealon

Beautiful unbroken : one nurse's life, Mary Jane Nealon

Label
Beautiful unbroken : one nurse's life
Title
Beautiful unbroken
Title remainder
one nurse's life
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jane Nealon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a memoir by a working nurse. As a child, the author dreams of growing up to become a saint or, failing that, a nurse. She idolizes Clara Barton, Kateri Tekakwitha, and Molly Pitcher, whose biographies she reads and rereads. But by the time she follows her calling to nursing school, her beloved younger brother is diagnosed with cancer, which challenges her to bring hope and healing closer to home. His death leaves her shattered, and she flees into her work, and into poetry. This work details her life of caregiving, from her years as a flying nurse, untethered and free to follow friends and jobs from the Southwest to Savannah, to more somber years in New York City, treating men in a homeless shelter on the Bowery and working in the city's first AIDS wards. In this memoir, she brings a poet's sensitivity to bear on the hard truths of disease and recovery, life and death
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
LC call number
RT37.N4
LC item number
N34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Beautiful unbroken : one nurse's life, Mary Jane Nealon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn681499565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9781555975906
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011923189
System control number
(OCoLC)681499565
Label
Beautiful unbroken : one nurse's life, Mary Jane Nealon
Publication
Control code
ocn681499565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9781555975906
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011923189
System control number
(OCoLC)681499565

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