Your Hearts, Your Scars (Kobo eBook)

Your Hearts, Your Scars By Adina Talve-Goodman, Jo Firestone, Sarika Talve-Goodman, Hannah Tinti Cover Image
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Engaging, funny, and unflinching essays about coming of age as a transplant patient and living each day as a gift

Adina Talve-Goodman was born with a congenital heart condition and survived multiple operations over the course of her childhood, including a heart transplant at age nineteen. In these seven essays, she tells the story of her chronic illness and her youthful search for love and meaning, never forgetting that her adult life is tied to the loss of another person—the donor of her transplanted heart.

Whether writing about the experience of taking her old heart home from the hospital (and passing it around the Thanksgiving table), a summer camp for young transplant patients, or a memorable night on the town, Talve-Goodman’s writing is filled with curiosity, humor, and compassion. Published posthumously, Your Hearts, Your Scars is the work of a writer wise beyond her years, a moving reflection on chance and gratitude, and a testament to hope and kindness.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781954276062
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2023