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Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey

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Beth is a spirited woman with mental retardation, who spends nearly every day riding the buses in Philadelphia. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. When Beth asks her sister Rachel to accompany her on the buses for one year, they take a transcendent journey together that changes Rachel's life in incredible ways and leads her to accept her sister at long last—teaching her to slow down and enjoy the ride.

Full of life lessons from which any reader will profit, Riding the Bus with My Sister is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the past...[that] might just change your life" (Boston Herald)

Synopsis:

Full of life lessons from which any reader will profit, "Riding the Bus with My Sister" is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the past . . . [that] might just change your life" ("Boston Herald").

About the Author

Rachel Simon is the author of a novel, The Magic Touch; a collection of stories, Little Nightmares, Little Dreams; and The Writer's Survival Guide. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College.

Table of Contents

Riding the Bus with My Sister January

The Journey

The Time of Snows and Sorrow

February

Hitting the Road

The Professor

Fighting

March

The Pilgrim

Streetwise

Into Out There

April

The Dreamer

The Drivers' Room

The End of Play

May

Lunch with Jesse

Matchmaker

The Pursuit of Happiness

June

The Earth Mother

Disabilities

Goodbye

July

The Optimist

Break Shot

Gone

August

The Loner

Nowhere

Be Not Afraid

Inside the Tears

September

The Jester

Surgery

Releasing the Rebel

October

The Hunk

The Price of Being Human

Come Home, Little Girl

November

The Girlfriend

The Eighteenth Hole

December

Swans and Witches

Finding the Twin

Iz Gonna Be All Right

January

Beyond the Limits of the Sky

A Year and a Half Later

The Miracle Maker

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452284555
Subtitle:
A True Life Journey
Author:
Simon, Rachel
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
People with mental disabilities
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
084-03
Publication Date:
20030826
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.20x5.32x.65 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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