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The sum of us : tales of the bonded and bound

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    Twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors explore the depth and breadth of caring and of giving. They find insight, joy, devastation, and heroism in grand sweeps and in tiny niches. And, like wasps made of stinging words, there is pain in giving, and in working one's way through to the light. Our lives and relationships are complex. But in the end, there is hope, and there is love. These are their stories. Children giving care. Dogs and cats giving care. Sidekicks, military, monks, ghosts, robots. Even aliens. Care given by lovers, family, professionals. Caregivers who can no longer give. Caregivers who make the decision not to give. The costs and the consequences that follow. Bound to us by invisible bonds, but with lives, dreams, and passions of their own. Introduction by Dominik Parisien. In addition to dealing with caregiving and caregivers, the book also deals with mental health and mental illness. There is an appendix in the book for Mental Health Resources and another appendix for Caregiving

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    • Bottleneck / A.M. Dellamonica
    • Mother Azalea's Sad Home for Forgotten Adults / James Van Pelt
    • Things that creep and bind / Christie Yant
    • The gift / Bev Geddes
    • The gatekeeper / Juliet Marillier
    • The healer's touch / Colleen Anderson
    • The crystal harvester / Brenda Cooper
    • The budens we bear / Hayden Trenholm
    • A mother's milk / Heather Osborne
    • The mother's keepers / Edward Willett
    • The oracle and the warlord / Karina Sumner-Smith
    • The beautiful gears of dying / Sandra Kasturi
    • The gardener / Amanda Sun
    • Number one draft pick / Claire Humphrey
    • Orang Tua Adventure Home Academy / Charlotte Ashley
    • Sunshine of your love / Nisi Shawl
    • Good-bye is that time between now and forever / Matt Moore
    • Ambassador to the meek / Alex Shvartsman
    • Gone flying / Liz Westbrook-Trenholm
    • Am I not a proud outlier? / Kate Story
    • Blinders / Tyler Keevil
    • Dreams as fragile as glass / Caroline M. Yoachim.


    Original Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781988140001