Imperfect endings: a daughter's tale of life and death

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description
After twenty years of living with terminal illness, Zoe FitzGerald Carter's mother decided to end her life--and asked her three daughters for their assistance. For months, the decision dragged on as her mother changed her methods and schedule, and the negotiations stirred up old memories, sibling rivalries, and questions about family loyalty. Eventually, there was compromise and courage, and Zoe's mother had her happy--if imperfect--ending. Zoe and her sisters struggled to accept the imminent death of their mother, circling around the same questions: Who will help her? Will they go to jail? Can they bear to let her die alone? With a doctor prescribing lethal doses of sleep medication, a visit from a member of the Hemlock Society's "Final Exit Network," and the temptations of overdosing on morphine, the issues and people in Imperfect Endings are at the center of the debate on assisted suicide. With echoes of bestselling grief memoirs like Elegy for Iris and The Year of Magical Thinking , Carter's memoir is the unforgettable story of a family learning to love and to let go.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781439148242
9781400196241
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d30238a4-bc8b-0971-2d8b-caf63f3e509f
full_title imperfect endings a daughters tale of life and death
author carter zoe fitzgerald
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-01-17 04:17:48AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1556774283059920896
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 White, Karen
author Carter, Zoe FitzGerald.
author-letter Carter, Zoe FitzGerald.
author2 White, Karen, hoopla digital.
author2-role White, Karen, hoopla digital.
author_additional Zoe FitzGerald Carter., Zoe Fitzgerald Carter.
author_display Carter, Zoe FitzGerald
availability_toggle_boulder Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_boulder Boulder Main Library
callnumber-a R726
callnumber-first R - Medicine
callnumber-subject R - General Medicine
callnumber_sort_boulder 616.858445 C
date_added 2010-03-08T07:00:00Z
days_since_added 2507
detailed_location_boulder Boulder Main Adult NonFiction, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description After twenty years of living with terminal illness, Zoe FitzGerald Carter's mother decided to end her life-and asked her three daughters for their assistance. For months, the decision dragged on as her mother changed her methods and schedule, and the negotiations stirred up old memories, sibling rivalries, and questions about family loyalty. Eventually, there was compromise and courage, and Zoe's mother had her happy-if imperfect-ending.Zoe and her sisters struggled to accept the imminent death of their mother, circling around the same questions: Who will help her? Will they go to jail? Can they bear to let her die alone? With a doctor prescribing lethal doses of sleep medication, a visit from a member of the Hemlock Society's "Final Exit Network," and the temptations of overdosing on morphine, the issues and people in Imperfect Endings are at the center of the debate on assisted suicide.With echoes of bestselling grief memoirs like Elegy for Iris and The Year of Magical Thinking, Carter's memoir is the unforgettable story of a family learning to love and to let go.
econtent_protection_type_boulder Always Available
econtent_source_boulder Hoopla
edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed., Unabridged.
format_boost 18
format_boulder Book, eAudiobook
format_category_boulder Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre_facet Biography
geographic_facet California, United States
grouping_category book
id d30238a4-bc8b-0971-2d8b-caf63f3e509f
isbn 9781400196241, 9781439148242
item_details hoopla:MWT10756518||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756518||Available Online||||, ils:.b1821776x|.i22877162|Boulder Main Adult NonFiction|616.858445 C|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 18, 2015|bmnfa||
itype_boulder , hardcover book
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Authors, American, Death, Mothers and daughters, Parents, Right to die, Suicide, Terminally ill
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_boulder 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_boulder 616.858445 C
local_callnumber_exact_boulder 616.858445 C
local_callnumber_left_boulder 616.858445 C
local_days_since_added_boulder 2507
num_holdings 1
oclc 387771420
owning_library_boulder Boulder Public Library
owning_location_boulder Boulder Main Library
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital., 256 p. ; 25 cm.
popularity 2
primary_isbn 9781439148242
publishDate 2010
publishDateSort 2010
publisher Made available through hoopla,, Simon & Schuster,, Tantor Audio :
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT10756518|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio :|2010.|1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital., ils:.b1821776x|Book|Books|1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2010.|256 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records bc, be, bg, bm, bn, boulder, broomfield, flc, la, lafayette, lg, longmont, louisville, ls, md
scoping_details_boulder hoopla:MWT10756518||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, ils:.b1821776x|.i22877162|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|1,70,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,17,19,18,20||
subject_facet Authors, American -- California -- Biography, Carter, Zoe FitzGerald -- Family, Hemlock Society U.S.A, Mothers and daughters -- United States, Parents -- United States -- Death, Right to die -- United States, Suicide -- United States, Terminally ill -- United States
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Imperfect endings : a daughter's tale of life and death
title_display Imperfect endings : a daughter's tale of life and death
title_full Imperfect endings : a daughter's tale of life and death / Zoe Fitzgerald Carter, Imperfect endings: a daughter's tale of life and death [electronic resource] / Zoe FitzGerald Carter
title_short Imperfect endings :
title_sort imperfect endings a daughter's tale of life and death
title_sub a daughter's tale of life and death
topic Authors, American California Biography, Carter, Zoe FitzGerald Family, Hemlock Society U.S.A, Mothers and daughters United States, Parents United States Death, Right to die United States, Suicide United States, Terminally ill United States
topic_facet Authors, American, Carter, Zoe FitzGerald, Death, Family, Mothers and daughters, Parents, Right to die, Suicide, Terminally ill