A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusBook - 2001
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multcolib_karene Oct 26, 2014
Eggers was a senior in college when he lost both his parents to cancer and then took on the upbringing of his 8-year-old brother. It's both a funny and wonderfully warm-hearted story about family bonds.
This is one of the earliest memoirs I read so it will always hold a special place in my reading heart. Eggers was a senior in college when he lost both his parents to cancer and then took on the upbringing of his 8-year-old brother. It's both a funny and wonderfully warm-hearted story about famil... Read More »
multcolib_central Jul 11, 2014
How would you cope if you were a young indulgent hipster riddled with nervousness who's forced to witness the slow deaths of both your parents from cancer within weeks of each other and so become the DE facto caregiver to your 8 yr. old brother? Would you write a book in an original, funny and ... Read More »
A memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.
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I pick her up. We walk down to Nickie’s. It’s small, full of bodies, sweltering.
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