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Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;AS INDIVIDUALS, CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS andlt;/Bandgt;and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimism, an adventurous spirit, and a call to service can help change the world. As a couple, they became a national example of the healing power to be found in deeply shared love and courage. Their arrival in the world spotlight came under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead and thirteen wounded. Gabby was shot in the head; doctors called her survival and#8220;miraculous.and#8221; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As the nation grieved and sought to understand the attack, Gabby remained in private, focused on her against-all-odds recovery. Mark spent every possible moment by her side, as he also prepared for his final mission as commander of space shuttle andlt;Iandgt;Endeavourandlt;/Iandgt;. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Now, as Gabbyand#8217;s health continues to improve, the couple is sharing their remarkable untold story. Intimate, inspiring, and unforgettably moving, andlt;Iandgt;Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope andlt;/Iandgt;provides an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment for his wife. Told in Markand#8217;s voice and from Gabbyand#8217;s heart, the book also chronicles the lives that brought these two extraordinary people togetherand#8212;their humor, their ambitions, their sense of duty, their long-distance marriage, and their desire for family. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Gabby and Mark made a pledge to tell their account as honestly as possible, and they have done so in riveting detail. Both Gabby and Mark have lived large public lives, but this book takes readers behind many closed doorsand#8212;from the flight deck of the space shuttle to the cloakrooms of Congress to the hospital wards where Gabby struggled to reclaim herself with the help of formidable medical teams and devoted family and friends. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Questions are answered with unvarnished candor. How do Gabby and Mark feel about the angry political discourse that was swirling in America at the time of the shooting, and that remains prevalent today? How do they see government living up to the highest possible ideals? And how do they understand and mourn the loss of the people who did not survive that day? andlt;Iandgt;Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope andlt;/Iandgt;is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to overcome unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love. In the story of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, we all can see the best in ourselves. As Mark and Gabbyand#8217;s friends have said: and#8220;The two of them are America as we dream it can be.and#8221;

Review:

"Astronaut Kelly's 2007 marriage to Arizona Congresswoman Giffords marked another milestone in lives dedicated to the betterment of the state of Arizona, the nation, and the space program. But when Giffords was shot in the head in early 2011, the couple's lives took a direction neither could've anticipated. Told by Kelly, this stirring account traces family stories, the logistics of living through a medical nightmare, and his simultaneous struggle to command his final space mission. Determined to focus on that command, yet driven by his desire to meet Giffords's needs, Kelly split care-giving duties with her mother, recalling that throughout the ordeal 'my wife was relentless.' Later, the painstaking procedures of cranial surgery are detailed, along with the slow, miraculous recovery that culminated in Giffords's trip to Washington, D.C. to vote on the debt ceiling bill. Other achievements and challenges during the year — particularly for Giffords's loyal staffers — are also duly noted. Giffords herself, in simple, coherent language, provides a final page about her ongoing recovery to conclude this picture of a victorious human spirit. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girls from Ames shares an intimate look at a small-town bridal shop, its multigenerational female owners, and the love between parents and daughters as they prepare for their wedding day.

Thousands of women have stepped inside Beckerandrsquo;s Bridal, in Fowler, Michigan, to try on their dream dresses in the Magic Room, a special space with soft lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that carry a brideandrsquo;s image into infinity. The women bring with them their most precious expectations about romance, love, fidelity, permanence, and tradition. Each bride who passes through has a story to tellandmdash;one that carried her there, to that dress, that room, that moment.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a womanandrsquo;s journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for four generations, Beckerandrsquo;s has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage: some of the shopandrsquo;s clientele are becoming stepmothers, some are older brides, some are pregnant. Shop owner Shelley has a special affection for all the brides, hoping their journeys will be easier than hers. Jeffrey Zaslow weaves their true stories using a reporterandrsquo;s research and a fatherandrsquo;s heart.

The lessons Zaslow shares from within the Magic Room are at times joyful, at times heartbreaking, and always with insight on marriage, family, and the lessons that parentsandmdash;especially mothersandmdash;pass on to their daughters about love. Weaving together secrets, memories, and family tales, The Magic Room explores the emotional lives of women in the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girls from Ames shares an intimate look at a small-town bridal shop, its multigenerational female owners, and the love between parents and daughters as they prepare for their wedding day.

Thousands of women have stepped inside Beckerandrsquo;s Bridal, in Fowler, Michigan, to try on their dream dresses in the Magic Room, a special space with soft lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that carry a brideandrsquo;s image into infinity. The women bring with them their most precious expectations about romance, love, fidelity, permanence, and tradition. Each bride who passes through has a story to tellandmdash;one that carried her there, to that dress, that room, that moment.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a womanandrsquo;s journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for four generations, Beckerandrsquo;s has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage: some of the shopandrsquo;s clientele are becoming stepmothers, some are older brides, some are pregnant. Shop owner Shelley has a special affection for all the brides, hoping their journeys will be easier than hers. Jeffrey Zaslow weaves their true stories using a reporterandrsquo;s research and a fatherandrsquo;s heart.

The lessons Zaslow shares from within the Magic Room are at times joyful, at times heartbreaking, and always with insight on marriage, family, and the lessons that parentsandmdash;especially mothersandmdash;pass on to their daughters about love. Weaving together secrets, memories, and family tales, The Magic Room explores the emotional lives of women in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

A third generation Arizonan, andlt;bandgt;Gabrielle Giffordsandlt;/bandgt; represented Arizonaand#8217;s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012. A graduate of Scripps College, she has a Masters degree from Cornell University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico and a fellow at Harvard Universityand#8217;s John F. Kennedy School of Government.andlt;bandgt;Mark Kellyandlt;/bandgt; was a captain in the United States Navy when he commanded the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour in May of 2011. A veteran of four space flights to the International Space Station, he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a masters degree from the US Naval Post Graduate School. As a naval aviator he flew thirty-nine combat missions in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.andlt;bandgt;Jeffrey Zaslowandlt;/bandgt; (1958-2012) was most recently the author of andlt;iandgt;The Magic Roomandlt;/iandgt;. His other books include andlt;iandgt;The Girl from Amesandlt;/iandgt; and, as coauthor of andlt;iandgt;The Last Lectureandlt;/iandgt; by Randy Pausch.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451661064
Author:
Giffords, Gabrielle
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Kelly, Mark
Author:
Hanson, Alison
Author:
Zaslow, Jeffrey
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Gabrielle Giffords, Gabby, Mark Kelly, Jeffrey Zaslow, public service, recovery, America, Arizona, The Last Lecture, The Girls from Ames, hospital, speech therapy, congresswoman, Democrat, Republican, Senate, astronaut, New Jersey, 8th Cpngressional Distr
Subject:
Gabrielle Giffords, Gabby, Mark Kelly, Jeffrey Zaslow, public service, recovery, America, Arizona, The Last Lecture, The Girls from Ames, hospital, speech therapy, congresswoman, Democrat, Republican, Senate, astronaut, New Jersey, 8th Cpngressional Distr
Subject:
Gabrielle Giffords, Gabby, Mark Kelly, Jeffrey Zaslow, public service, recovery, America, Arizona, The Last Lecture, The Girls from Ames, hospital, speech therapy, congresswoman, Democrat, Republican, Senate, astronaut, New Jersey, 8th Cpngressional Distr
Subject:
Gabrielle Giffords, Gabby, Mark Kelly, Jeffrey Zaslow, public service, recovery, America, Arizona, The Last Lecture, The Girls from Ames, hospital, speech therapy, congresswoman, Democrat, Republican, Senate, astronaut, New Jersey, 8th Cpngressional Distr
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8pg sections; bandamp;w or color TBD
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Astronaut Kelly's 2007 marriage to Arizona Congresswoman Giffords marked another milestone in lives dedicated to the betterment of the state of Arizona, the nation, and the space program. But when Giffords was shot in the head in early 2011, the couple's lives took a direction neither could've anticipated. Told by Kelly, this stirring account traces family stories, the logistics of living through a medical nightmare, and his simultaneous struggle to command his final space mission. Determined to focus on that command, yet driven by his desire to meet Giffords's needs, Kelly split care-giving duties with her mother, recalling that throughout the ordeal 'my wife was relentless.' Later, the painstaking procedures of cranial surgery are detailed, along with the slow, miraculous recovery that culminated in Giffords's trip to Washington, D.C. to vote on the debt ceiling bill. Other achievements and challenges during the year — particularly for Giffords's loyal staffers — are also duly noted. Giffords herself, in simple, coherent language, provides a final page about her ongoing recovery to conclude this picture of a victorious human spirit. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girls from Ames shares an intimate look at a small-town bridal shop, its multigenerational female owners, and the love between parents and daughters as they prepare for their wedding day.

Thousands of women have stepped inside Beckerandrsquo;s Bridal, in Fowler, Michigan, to try on their dream dresses in the Magic Room, a special space with soft lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that carry a brideandrsquo;s image into infinity. The women bring with them their most precious expectations about romance, love, fidelity, permanence, and tradition. Each bride who passes through has a story to tellandmdash;one that carried her there, to that dress, that room, that moment.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a womanandrsquo;s journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for four generations, Beckerandrsquo;s has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage: some of the shopandrsquo;s clientele are becoming stepmothers, some are older brides, some are pregnant. Shop owner Shelley has a special affection for all the brides, hoping their journeys will be easier than hers. Jeffrey Zaslow weaves their true stories using a reporterandrsquo;s research and a fatherandrsquo;s heart.

The lessons Zaslow shares from within the Magic Room are at times joyful, at times heartbreaking, and always with insight on marriage, family, and the lessons that parentsandmdash;especially mothersandmdash;pass on to their daughters about love. Weaving together secrets, memories, and family tales, The Magic Room explores the emotional lives of women in the twenty-first century.

"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girls from Ames shares an intimate look at a small-town bridal shop, its multigenerational female owners, and the love between parents and daughters as they prepare for their wedding day.

Thousands of women have stepped inside Beckerandrsquo;s Bridal, in Fowler, Michigan, to try on their dream dresses in the Magic Room, a special space with soft lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that carry a brideandrsquo;s image into infinity. The women bring with them their most precious expectations about romance, love, fidelity, permanence, and tradition. Each bride who passes through has a story to tellandmdash;one that carried her there, to that dress, that room, that moment.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a womanandrsquo;s journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for four generations, Beckerandrsquo;s has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage: some of the shopandrsquo;s clientele are becoming stepmothers, some are older brides, some are pregnant. Shop owner Shelley has a special affection for all the brides, hoping their journeys will be easier than hers. Jeffrey Zaslow weaves their true stories using a reporterandrsquo;s research and a fatherandrsquo;s heart.

The lessons Zaslow shares from within the Magic Room are at times joyful, at times heartbreaking, and always with insight on marriage, family, and the lessons that parentsandmdash;especially mothersandmdash;pass on to their daughters about love. Weaving together secrets, memories, and family tales, The Magic Room explores the emotional lives of women in the twenty-first century.

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