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Phosphorescence : a memoir of finding joy when the world goes dark / Julia Baird.

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Abington Community Library 616.99 BAIRD (Text) 50687011718437 Stacks Checked Out 08/09/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593236918
  • ISBN: 0593236912
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 290 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2021.

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General Note:
"Originally published in Australia by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in 2020." -- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-288).
Summary, etc.:
"After surviving a difficult heartbreak and battle with cancer, Julia Baird began to explore how she and others persevere through the most challenging circumstances life throws at us. She asks: when our world goes dark, when we are overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, tragedy outside our control, how do we survive, stay alive and even bloom? She went in search of "the magic that will sustain us and fuel the light within - our own phosphorescence ". Phosphorescence can be found in nature - in glow worms, fireflies, flashlight fish, bioluminescent oceans; it is a phenomenon that allows creatures to give off light amidst darkness. Baird writes about the things that lit her way through the darkness: a connection to nature, friendships, her faith, experiencing awe, and other habits that changed her life. She also goes in search of how others nurture their inner light, interviewing the founder of the modern forest therapy movement in Tokyo, a jellyfish scientist in Tasmania, and a tattooed priest from Colorado, among others. Weaving together candid memoir with research and reflections on nature, Baird inspires readers to embrace new habits and adopt a phosphorescent outlook on life, to illuminate our days even in the darkest times"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands) > Health.
Ovaries > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Philosophy of nature.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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