I Am I Am I Am

On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525520236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life: The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life’s myriad dangers. Here, O’Farrell stiches together these discrete encounters to tell the story of her entire life. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, she captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.

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We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

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Category: Near-death experiences

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"An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's bestselling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself."--

The Book Club Journal

8 All You Can Ever Know by NICOLE CHUNG Adopted by a white Catholic family
in Oregon when she was two ... 10 I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with
Death by MAGGIE O'FARRELL How the seventeen near-death situations that ...

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1507214022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Keep track of your book club selections and record your latest literary adventures with this reading journal to stay organized for your next meeting! Book clubs are a great way to read new books and discover different genres and new topics that you may not be too familiar with. You can share your thoughts in a social setting and enjoy interesting conversations that might open your eyes to other opinions about the book. But all too often we forget the best details once the book is finished and put back on the shelf. With The Book Club Journal, you can collect and remember all your important thoughts and feelings so that you can reflect on them for future meetings or rereadings. Made specifically for book club members, this journal has prompts for all the basic book stats, such as the title, author, and who suggested the book, along with book club specific questions like “How does this book compare with the titles we have read previously?” This fun and useful journal also includes reference pages with lists of classic book club must-reads, and room for you to create your very own to-read list.

Hamnet

*A New York Times Best Seller* *One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year* A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so ...

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525657614

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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*A New York Times Best Seller* *One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year* A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-selling winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

The Acts and Proceedings

urged to give up service , but always answered , “ I want to continue my work just
as long as I am able to do so . " Accordingly , he accepted in 1893 a call to the
Church at Hyde Park . In January , 1898 , his physician positively forbade him to ...

Author: Reformed Church in America. General Synod

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Brush with Death

17 ) . This encounter has been described in a number of studies of Hamilton ; see
, e . g . , Angela Nugent Young ... I am not arguing here that nineteenth - century
physicians — let alone paintfactory foremen - understood the complex ...

Author: Christian Warren

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"In Brush with Death, social historian Christian Warren offers the first comprehensive history of lead poisoning in the United States. Focusing on lead paint and leaded gasoline, Warren distinguishes three primary modes of exposure - occupational, pediatric and environmental. This threefold perspective permits a nuanced exploration of the regulatory mechanisms, medical technologies, and epidemiological tools that arose in response to lead poisoning."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Nature

But before his death a photograph of the father was taken by Mr. Bock , who
describes him as 1882 , October 17 . “ completely covered with a thick hairy coat ,
exactly like that of the anthropoid apes . On his face not only bad he The brush of
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Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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The Chronicle

It almost seemed as though he could out in the dwellings across the way , and
Mark see it as he had so often , the ... Here were all her brushes and malAlice
was alone . ... I am seventeen to - day . ... house , or into a place where death has
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The Illustrated London News

The prologue was written by Garrick , and spoken General Sir Garnet Wolseley (
he was on the staff in Canada Persons of ... I am seventeen years of age , camdi ,
having proposal , that after the voluntary " floggee " had received his picture , of ...
woman judicially put to death at all in the Czar's dominions at the Tartar Traktir ,
at St. Petersburg , I was talking to M. Maria and ... H. and that property lay loose in
a great many literary pockets . taste “ ready made , for cash only ; ” Brush , an art
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Sessional papers Inventory control record 1

—The doctor Mr. Orme that the lemon juice had better be left out . said that there
was — - They will not take it so well with the lemon juice 8926. Anything in ... And
within your knowledge you say you the girls into the brushing - room , Mr. Orme ?
We do have had no cases of suffering from lead poisoning ? not have any of
them under the age of 17 or 18 . -No , sir , none ... On the Monday morning we
heard that fan in that place , and draw the dust down through she was dead . Mr.
Hall ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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George de Forest Brush

( Alfred Brush to Volk , July 7 , 1886 , Volk Papers ) SEPTEMBER 17 Writes : “ We
are all back in New York in a lovely studio on 14th Street just off of University
Place . ... This is the third time , but the artists seem to be pleased enough so I
don ' t feel as though anything was wrong . ... their son ' s death : “ We left
Montreal after it was thirteen days old to return to Pierreville and the day after we
left he took the ...

Author: Nancy K. Anderson

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Category: Indian art

Page: 239

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Catalog of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Sept. 14, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009, and at the Seattle Art Museum, Feb. 26-May 24, 2009.

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Tr . Am . Surg . Ass . , Phila . , 1911 , xxix , allg . ärztl . Ver . v . Thüringen , Jena ,
1913 , xlii , 435-138 . - von 389 410. ... Brush ( A.C. ) A study of seventy cases
Berl . , 1918 , xiv , 877-880 . ... ( G. E. ) Removal of part of a subcortical & Velber (
E. ) Tumeur cérébrale de la région fronto - pariétale cerebellar tumor ; death two
and one - half months later . gauche ; cranjectomie ; extraction . ... J. Am . Brain
tumors ; a report of seventeen cases , with an analysis M. Ass . , Chicago , 1918 ,
lxxi ...

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

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Category: Incunabula

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"Collection of incunabula and early medical prints in the library of the Surgeon-general's office, U.S. Army": Ser. 3, v. 10, p. 1415-1436.

Records of East Texas

Children of Paulina Cruse Pike and Tom Pike : ( 2 ) Anderson Brush ( Andy )
Cruse , born 10 September 1915 ... She died at the age of 66 , and I am told that
at her death , the boy , Billy Bolin Cruse , in 19 . ... Diboll , Texas , The fifth child ,
besides their own , that my Uncle Andersa starting at the age of seventeen years .

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British Bee Journal

... taking sections out one at a time and brushing QUEEN - REARING . the bees
off ( brushing down hill ) with a feather , [ 2099. ] ... When the preparation of the
frame was HUNGER SWARMS . described , I do not think the " removable [ 2102.
] ... column 1 , when explaining how he friend of mine , who has seventeen skep
shaves down the cell containing the grub ... in case you should not have received
Hills , Hereford , October 23 , 1894 . notice of death of Mr. J. J. Candey , who was
a ...

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British Bee Journal Bee keepers Adviser

... taking sections out one at a time and brushing QUEEN - REARING . the bees
off ( brushing down hill ) with a feather , [ 2099 . ... When the preparation of the
frame was HUNGER SWARMS . described , I do not think the " removable [ 2102
. ] ... column 1 , when explaining how he friend of mine , who has seventeen skep
shaves down the cell containing the grub ... in case you should not have received
Hills , Hereford , October 23 , 1894 . notice of death of Mr . J . J . Candey , who
was a ...

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Our County and Its People

On May 25 , 1892 , Mr. and Mrs. Brush sailed from New York on the steamer
Friesland , bound for Antwerp , and on the seventh day out- June 1 - Mr . Brush
died suddenly of heart disease . Bray , William F. , Buffalo , son of John and
Elizabeth ( Boyer ) Bray , was born in Steubenville , Jefferson county , Ohio ...
June 17 , 1896 , he married Miss Daisy F. , daughter of Joseph Ford , of Canal
Fulton , Ohio .

Author: Truman C. White

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The Red Brush

I am recording only the facts , how could I imitate those writers of talent who
compose fictional tales to deceive the world ? ... bingchen ( 1616 ) , and she died
at the age of seventeen during the mao hour of the eleventh day of the Tenth
Month of the year renshen ( 1632 ) of the reign period Chongzhen . ... Ye
Wanwan The death of Ye Xiaoluan was quickly followed by that of her elder sister
, Wanwan .

Author: Professor Emeritus Chinese Literature Wilt L Idema

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 931

View: 440

One of the most exciting developments in the study of Chinese literature has been the rediscovery of a rich, diverse tradition of women's writing of the imperial period. This anthology differs from previous works by offering a glimpse of women's writings not only in poetry but in essays and letters, drama, religious writing, and narrative fiction.

The Expository Times

lasted long , the people were in danger of starvaIV . tion , and Zedekiah was in
great fear . ... We chadnezzar left Jerusalem , Jeremiah seems to have tried to are
told that Jeremiah was very reluctant to be go home to ... who had put | death is
thundering at the door the scoffer takes down the him on the throne , and in so
doing he rebelled Bible from the ... the word “ damnation " on the cover - he takes
it down Jerusalem , and besieged it with a great army . and brushes the dust
away .

Author: James Hastings

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The Medical Times and Gazette

DEATHS . Males . Females . Total 658 7062 627 635.9 Deaths during the week .
Average of the ten years 1862-71 Average ... During all this time my skin was
smooth as satin , and free from any speck . But evil times came ; I was ill and
weak . During my recovery , whilst brushing my hair , I felt something give way in
one inguinal canal , and I have been obliged to ... 1 } p.m. 96 London 3311298
42 1 2172 1285 81'4 495 63-1 | 17:28 0-71 1'80 Portsmouth 115455 121 68 45
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The Californian

and then showed the child's body to horrors of Doré's brush ; for her own the
Judge ; yet when her keeper was existence is a ... The man who kidnaped me
sold me for four hundred dollars to a San Francisco slave - dealer ; and he sold
me here for seventeen hundred dollars . ... and then , death ; but still these slave -
dealers disguised in his American clothes , I continue their horrible traffic with no
was ...

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