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The Resource Casting lots : creating a family in a beautiful, broken world, Susan Silverman

Casting lots : creating a family in a beautiful, broken world, Susan Silverman

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Casting lots : creating a family in a beautiful, broken world
Title
Casting lots
Title remainder
creating a family in a beautiful, broken world
Statement of responsibility
Susan Silverman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does it mean to be a mother? Professional woman? Wife and partner? Sister, daughter...? How do we discover the true meaning of identity? As a child, Susan Silverman was surrounded with a loving family--even if her parents weren't happily married, they were devoted to their kids. Not a terribly faith-based family, social justice was the religion practiced at the Silvermans' home. Susan's vibrant, funny, imminently relatable voice tells of a family growing up, from her parents' devastating loss of their infant son, to raising their bright, funny, wildly individual daughters. And it's also a creation story of her own family: raising her three bright, funny, wildly individual daughters, and the journey they make to adopt two boys from Ethiopia. A meditation on identity, faith, and belonging, the book will resonant with anyone who's struggled to find her own place in the world, what that place is, and how to create and sustain a family in a world full of chaos"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Susan
Dewey number
  • 305.48/8924073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.37.S56
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Silverman, Susan
  • Jewish women
  • Adoption
Label
Casting lots : creating a family in a beautiful, broken world, Susan Silverman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1. Adar Hill -- Maybe just the cruise -- I got love -- Who's richer than us? -- Mount Sinai, Addis Ababa, and Johnny Cash -- Rose -- Part 2. Not in heaven -- Getting Jewy -- Pre-existing condition -- African cradle -- The cosmos and my bic pen -- The purim plan -- Our dream -- Jew-making -- The missing piece -- Big bang gal -- More eggs in the nest -- Holy transgressive, batman! -- Calling in the big guns -- Chaos, according to plan -- Time to come -- Part 3. The moment waits for you -- The music of the city -- Epilogue: Mikveh -- Author's note: The global state of adoption
Control code
sky279712314
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780306824616
Lccn
2015027877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ak 03/16
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Casting lots : creating a family in a beautiful, broken world, Susan Silverman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1. Adar Hill -- Maybe just the cruise -- I got love -- Who's richer than us? -- Mount Sinai, Addis Ababa, and Johnny Cash -- Rose -- Part 2. Not in heaven -- Getting Jewy -- Pre-existing condition -- African cradle -- The cosmos and my bic pen -- The purim plan -- Our dream -- Jew-making -- The missing piece -- Big bang gal -- More eggs in the nest -- Holy transgressive, batman! -- Calling in the big guns -- Chaos, according to plan -- Time to come -- Part 3. The moment waits for you -- The music of the city -- Epilogue: Mikveh -- Author's note: The global state of adoption
Control code
sky279712314
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780306824616
Lccn
2015027877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ak 03/16
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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