The Resource The Weight of the World, (electronic resource)

The Weight of the World, (electronic resource)

Label
The Weight of the World
Title
The Weight of the World
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this trauma filled childhood memoir, Terry takes you back in time to the years he spent in an orphanage-where conflicts between boys were solved in the basement with boxing gloves. This is a true story that had to be told: It is the clear, unique voice of a survivor of the kind of childhood that is usually the undoing of less hardy souls. With novelist flair and impressive detail, Terry chronicles his first eight years in a rarely visited slice of the country. In 1950, a doctor in Duluth, Minnesota, wrote in his medical file that a four-year old boy had been admitted to St. Mary's hospital as a "rather severe behavior problem." "This is," the doctor notes, "a broken home and the mother-child relationship is not good." That boy is Terry. He had been shuffled from one nesting arrangement to another for all of his short life. First, he lived with his grandparents on their rustic farmstead in northern Minnesota, then with his intellectually disabled mother and a mostly absent alcoholic father, and finally with a boorish relative. In spite of this, Terry had been relatively happy. The real problems started when his mother dropped him and his two younger siblings off at an orphanage. A week later, at Terry's urging, the children ran away to find their mother, and Terry ended up in a straight-jacket. Thus, began Terry's journey of triumph over multiple misfortunes. Eight years later, while lying on the banks of a river on his adoptive parents' farm, Terry promised God he would do eight things during his lifetime. The My Brave Little Man memoir series is one of those eight. The series continues in Book II: The Weight of the World
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Midwest
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1945-
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Degner, T. A.
Dewey number
921
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
My Brave Little Man memoir series
Series volume
Book II
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  • Degner, T. A.
  • Orphans
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Electronic books
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Label
The Weight of the World, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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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
9780983663645
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14367367
Publisher number
MWT14367367
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Weight of the World, (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
9780983663645
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14367367
Publisher number
MWT14367367
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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