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Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself (Hardback)

By Biden, Jill

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An intimate look at the traditions, resilience, and love that built the Biden family, and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center.

ISBN 9781250182326
Barcode 9781250182326
Published 7 May 2019 by Flatiron Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781250182326
ISBN-10 1250182328
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Flatiron Books
Imprint Flatiron Books
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Biden, Jill
Category Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Educators - Biography - United States, Vice-Presidents' spouses - Biography - United States, Vice-Presidents' spouses - United States, Biden, Jill, Biden, Jill - Family
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code 980086

Description of this Book

An intimate look at the traditions, resilience, and love that built the Biden family, and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center. Growing up, Jill Biden wanted two things: a marriage like her parents' and a career. But her journey to fulfill those wishes would take unexpected turns, and her definition of family would be challenged again and again. After an early heartbreak, Jill was unsure what the future would hold. Then she met Joe Biden, Delaware's junior senator, who was grieving the loss of his wife and daughter while raising his two young sons. As they fell in love, Jill faced difficult questions: was she willing to commit to marriage? How would politics shape her family life--and her career? And could she become a mother to these boys? This is the story of how Jill built a family of her own: from seeking small moments of joy, to balancing the family's needs with her personal and professional goals, to forming traditions that helped carry them through tragedy--all with the support of an extended family circle. That circle would morph over the years, but the one constant was love. And whether finding her own voice as Second Lady or changing lives as a teacher, whether nurturing the Biden clan or surviving devastating loss, Jill discovered her own strength and came to understand what it truly means to make a family. WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS is a deeply personal exploration of the love that defines family in its many forms. It is a brave and vulnerable glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of the woman at its center.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In this charming memoir, Biden shares an intimate story of her life with former vice president Joe Biden...This generous and inspiring portrait of the Biden family is sure to be widely welcomed and enjoyed. - Publishers Weekly In this often poignant retelling, Biden shares some of the more meaningful moments of her life...Biden's tone is conversational and partially confessional, an endearing quality. Through this personal disclosure, readers gain insight into the fortitude and courage it takes to be a woman with a career and a close-knit family, with the obligations that come with a life as the second lady. Sincere and uplifting stories of being a mother, a wife, and a career woman while juggling the responsibilities of being the vice president's wife. - Kirkus Reviews
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jill Biden is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and a former Second Lady of the United States. As Second Lady, she advocated for military service members, veterans, and their families; community colleges; the fight against cancer; and the education of women and girls around the world. She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Dr. Biden is married to Vice President Joe Biden.

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