We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Perfect strangers: friendship, strength, and recovery after Boston's worst day

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Four lives brought together in a deadly moment prove that being in the wrong place at the worst time can lead to life's biggest adventures and most important relationships
As Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about to change-that in a matter of minutes she would look up from the sidewalk, burned and deaf, staring at her detached foot, screaming for help amid the smoke and blood.
In the chaos of the minutes that followed, three people would enter Roseann's life and change it forever. The first was Shores Salter, a college student who, when the bomb went off, instinctively ran into the smoke while his friends ran away. He found Roseann lying on the sidewalk and, using a belt as a tourniquet, literally saved her life that day. Then, Boston police officer Shana Cottone arrived on the scene and began screaming desperately at passing ambulances, all full, before finally commandeering an empty paddy wagon. Just then a giant appeared, in the form of Boston firefighter Mike Materia, who carefully lifted her into the fetid paddy wagon. He climbed in and held her burned hand all the way to the hospital. Since that day, he hasn't left her side, and today they are planning their life together.
Perfect Strangers is about recovery, about choosing joy and human connection over anger and resentment, and most of all, it's about an unlikely but enduring friendship that grew out of the tragedy of Boston's worst day.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781610397001
9781610399111
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDfcfb4070-166f-3bbe-5c85-30decdc5fb33
Grouping Titleperfect strangers friendship strength and recovery after bostons worst day
Grouping Authorroseann sdoia
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-12 02:08:30AM
Last Indexed2022-08-12 02:50:01AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Jordan, Jennifer, 1958-
author
Sdoia, Roseann
author2-role
Jordan, Jennifer,1958-author
author_display
Sdoia, Roseann
available_at_catalog
Carmichael
Central
Elk Grove
North Highlands-Antelope
detailed_location_catalog
Carmichael
Central
Elk Grove
North Highlands-Antelope
display_description
Four lives brought together in a deadly moment prove that being in the wrong place at the worst time can lead to life's biggest adventures and most important relationships
As Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about to change-that in a matter of minutes she would look up from the sidewalk, burned and deaf, staring at her detached foot, screaming for help amid the smoke and blood.
In the chaos of the minutes that followed, three people would enter Roseann's life and change it forever. The first was Shores Salter, a college student who, when the bomb went off, instinctively ran into the smoke while his friends ran away. He found Roseann lying on the sidewalk and, using a belt as a tourniquet, literally saved her life that day. Then, Boston police officer Shana Cottone arrived on the scene and began screaming desperately at passing ambulances, all full, before finally commandeering an empty paddy wagon. Just then a giant appeared, in the form of Boston firefighter Mike Materia, who carefully lifted her into the fetid paddy wagon. He climbed in and held her burned hand all the way to the hospital. Since that day, he hasn't left her side, and today they are planning their life together.
Perfect Strangers is about recovery, about choosing joy and human connection over anger and resentment, and most of all, it's about an unlikely but enduring friendship that grew out of the tragedy of Boston's worst day.
format_catalog
Book
eBook
format_category_catalog
Books
eBook
id
fcfb4070-166f-3bbe-5c85-30decdc5fb33
isbn
9781610397001
9781610399111
itype_catalog
Adult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed
2022-08-12T09:50:01.356Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
363.3259 S437 2017
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Carmichael
Central
Elk Grove
North Highlands-Antelope
primary_isbn
9781610397001
publishDate
2017
publisher
PublicAffairs
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston, Mass., 2013
Sdoia, Roseann
Terrorism -- Social aspects -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Victims of terrorism -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography
title_display
Perfect strangers : friendship, strength, and recovery after Boston's worst day
title_full
Perfect Strangers Friendship, Strength, and Recovery After Boston's Worst Day
Perfect strangers : friendship, strength, and recovery after Boston's worst day / Roseann Sdoia with Jennifer Jordan
title_short
Perfect strangers
title_sub
friendship, strength, and recovery after Boston's worst day
topic_facet
Biography & Autobiography
Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston, Mass., 2013
Family & Relationships
Nonfiction
Sdoia, Roseann
Self Help
Social aspects
Terrorism
Victims of terrorism

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b24814015.i75706970Elk Grove363.3259 S437 20171falsefalseOn Shelfelkag
ils:.b24814015.i75919552Carmichael363.3259 S437 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b24814015.i75706982North Highlands-Antelope363.3259 S437 20171falsefalseOn Shelfnhiag
ils:.b24814015.i75706969Central363.3259 S437 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:2f381eea-ec9f-46d7-a1ae-8fcb393be13e-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b24814015BookBooksFirst editionEnglishPublicAffairs[2017]vii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
overdrive:2f381eea-ec9f-46d7-a1ae-8fcb393be13eeBookeBookEnglishPublicAffairs2017

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24814015.i75706970On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24814015.i75919552On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24814015.i75706982On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24814015.i75706969On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:2f381eea-ec9f-46d7-a1ae-8fcb393be13e-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse