Imperfect Endings: a daughter's tale of life and death
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|Full title||imperfect endings a daughters tale of life and death|
|Author||carter zoe fitzgerald|
|Last Update||2018-06-20 04:49:57AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-20 04:56:59AM|
|author||Zoe FitzGerald Carter|
|author2-role||White, Karen, hoopla digital.|
|author_display||Carter, Zoe FitzGerald|
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.
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online|
|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b14916071|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2010|1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital., overdrive:30113975-40b6-43a3-9f3f-af7f2f6e3c92|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|||
|subject_facet||Authors, American -- California -- Biography, Mothers and daughters -- United States, Parents -- United States -- Death, Right to die -- United States, Suicide -- United States, Terminally ill -- United States|
|title_full||Imperfect Endings A Daughter's Tale of Life and Death, Imperfect endings [electronic resource] : a daughter's tale of life and death / Zoe FitzGerald Carter|
|title_sub||a daughter's tale of life and death|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction|