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Bomb shelter : love, time, and other explosives  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Bomb shelter : love, time, and other explosives / Mary Laura Philpott.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1638083746
  • ISBN: 9781638083740
  • Physical Description: 351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Atria Books.
Formatted Contents Note:
Shadows -- Hello from upside down -- Hurry, hurry -- Firestarter -- Pinwheel -- Turtles, turtles, turtles -- One might wonder -- Everybody has something -- Do you hear the people sing? -- Calm yourself -- Seriously -- To the woman screaming on the quad -- The six stages of finding out you have high cholesterol -- The swing -- Fragments -- Bomb shelter -- Tough girl -- Worst-case scenario -- Rescue practice -- Homesick and spinning -- The great fortune of ordinary sadness -- Close calls -- The opposite of a daydream -- Home again, home again -- Spatchcock this -- Investment pieces -- Face hunger -- In memory of turtles lost -- I would like to report an attack upon my soul -- Another box, another Christmas -- Stay.
Summary, etc.:
"A lifelong worrier, Philpott always kept an eye out for danger, a habit that only intensified when she became a parent. But she looked on the bright side, too, believing that as long as she cared enough, she could keep her loved ones safe. Then, in the dark of one quiet, pre-dawn morning, she woke abruptly to a terrible sound - and found her teenage son unconscious on the floor. In the aftermath of a crisis that darkened her signature sunny spirit, she wondered: If this happened, what else could happen? And how do any of us keep going when we can't know for sure what's coming next? Leave it to the writer whose critically acclaimed debut had us "laughing and crying on the same page" (NPR) to illuminate what it means to move through life with a soul made of equal parts anxiety and optimism (and while she's at it, to ponder the mysteries of backyard turtles and the challenges of spatchcocking a turkey)."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Philpott, Mary Laura.
Middle-aged women > United States > Biography.
Women > Humor.
Conduct of life.
Women authors, American > Biography.
Large type books.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New LP 305.244 Philpott, Mary (Text) 38262300004308 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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