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The Resource All but Normal : Life on Victory Road, Shawn Thornton with Joel Kilpatrick, (sound recording book on CD)

All but Normal : Life on Victory Road, Shawn Thornton with Joel Kilpatrick, (sound recording book on CD)

Label
All but Normal : Life on Victory Road
Title
All but Normal
Title remainder
Life on Victory Road
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Thornton with Joel Kilpatrick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up, Shawn Thornton's life was anything but normal--but then, so was his mother. After waking from a coma following a car crash, Beverly Thornton's once sweet and gentle disposition had been replaced by violent mood swings, profanity-laced tirades, and uncontrollable fits of rage. Inside the Thornton house, floors and countertops were piled high with dirty laundry and garbage because Bev was unable to move well enough to clean. Dinners were a Russian roulette of half-cooked meat, spoiled milk, and foods well past their expiration dates. A moment of frustration might prompt her to hurl a knife at Shawn, his brother, Troy, or their dad or to vehemently cuss them out, only to shower them with love and affection moments later as though nothing had happened. And God help the family cat! On several occasions, Bev even tried to jump out of the car on the highway while Shawn and his brother struggled to keep her inside. Yet this same woman was also a devoted Bible reader, Sunday school teacher, and friend to the elderly, poor, and marginalized wherever she went. How the same woman could be a saint one minute and a nightmare the next was a constant source of frustration for the family. Then one day, after decades of embarrassing outbursts, a surprise discovery finally helped the Thornton family come to grips with Bev's mysterious condition and bring Shawn to a startling realization that changed the course of his life forever. A heartwarming coming-of-age story, All but Normal is a powerful reminder that sometimes the "broken" people in our lives are the ones who need fixing the least
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornton, Shawn
Dewey number
248.8/62092B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
BT732.4
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Shawn Thornton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kilpatrick, Joel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thornton, Shawn
  • Thornton, Beverly
  • Mental illness
  • Families of the mentally ill
  • Families
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
All but Normal : Life on Victory Road, Shawn Thornton with Joel Kilpatrick, (sound recording book on CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504740951
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781504740951
Publisher number
ZPbxnc
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2701456
  • (OCoLC)945366780
  • (OCoLC)ocn945366780
  • 2682629
  • 2701456
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
All but Normal : Life on Victory Road, Shawn Thornton with Joel Kilpatrick, (sound recording book on CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504740951
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781504740951
Publisher number
ZPbxnc
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2701456
  • (OCoLC)945366780
  • (OCoLC)ocn945366780
  • 2682629
  • 2701456
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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