The Resource All but normal : life on Victory Road : a memoir, (electronic resource)

All but normal : life on Victory Road : a memoir, (electronic resource)

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All but normal : life on Victory Road : a memoir
Title
All but normal
Title remainder
life on Victory Road : a memoir
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Language
eng
Summary
Growing up, Shawn Thornton's life was anything but normal-but then, so was his mother. After waking from a coma following a car crash, Beverly Thornton's once sweet and gentle disposition had been replaced by violent mood swings, profanity-laced tirades, and uncontrollable fits of rage. Inside the Thornton house, floors and countertops were piled high with dirty laundry and garbage because Bev was unable to move well enough to clean. Dinners were a Russian roulette of half-cooked meat, spoiled milk, and foods well past their expiration dates. A moment of frustration might prompt her to hurl a knife at Shawn, his brother, Troy, or their dad or to vehemently cuss them out, only to shower them with love and affection moments later as though nothing had happened. And God help the family cat! On several occasions, Bev even tried to jump out of the car on the highway while Shawn and his brother struggled to keep her inside. Yet this same woman was also a devoted Bible reader, Sunday school teacher, and friend to the elderly, poor, and marginalized wherever she went. How the same woman could be a saint one minute and a nightmare the next was a constant source of frustration for the family. Then one day, after decades of embarrassing outbursts, a surprise discovery finally helps the Thornton family come to grips with Bev's mysterious condition and brings Shawn to a startling realization that changes the course of his life forever. A heartwarming coming-of-age story, All But Normal is a powerful reminder that sometimes the 'broken' people in our lives are the ones who need fixing the least
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Thornton, Shawn
Dewey number
  • 248.8/62092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Thornton, Shawn
  • Thornton, Beverly
  • Mental illness
  • Families of the mentally ill
  • Families
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
All but normal : life on Victory Road : a memoir, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781496414557
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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11763422
Publisher number
MWT11763422
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
All but normal : life on Victory Road : a memoir, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781496414557
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11763422
Publisher number
MWT11763422
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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