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Together : a memoir of a marriage and a medical mishap / Judy Goldman.

Goldman, Judy (Poet), author. (Author).
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Mahnomen Public Library 921 GOL (Text) 33500013007653 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385543941
  • ISBN: 0385543948
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: The author describes how her husband of forty years was inexplicably paralyzed by a routine medical procedure and how they struggled to reclaim their lives together in the face of daunting losses.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    When Goldman brought her husband to the hospital for a back treatment, they didn't suspect that he would never walk again. The injection that was supposed to relieve back pain paralyzed one leg and weakened the other. As the Goldman family work through their "new normal," they learn to navigate rehab centers, surly nurses, and constant discomfort. Goldman shares their victories (steps without walkers, driving the car) and setbacks (more surgeries, treacherous falls). Passages intercut with the medical journey depicting their early years of marriage, when the two traveled, raised children, and savored life, make the loss even more poignant. The stress wears on the author, who finds herself becoming increasingly (and understandably) testy and overprotective. With her journals in hand and her poet's eye, Goldman records the emotional and psychological weariness of prolonged illness. But above all, this is an inspiring story of how life can change in an instant and how the power of love and the support of friends and family helps through unspeakable challenges. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JUDY GOLDMAN is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back, which was a finalist for SIBA's Novel of the Year and winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction. Her memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA's Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review's Memoir of the Year. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, The Washington Post, and in many literary journals. She teaches writing workshops throughout the Southeast, and serves on the permanent faculty of Table Rock Writers Workshop. Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Goldman has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, for many years. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.

Subject: Goldman, Judy (Poet) > Marriage.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Medical errors > United States.
Authors, American.
Medical errors.
United States.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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