Rosalie Lightning

by Hart, Tom, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Graphic Novels PN6727.H3775 Z46 2016
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  PN6727.H3775 Z46 2016
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction PN6727.H3775 Z46 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Graphic Novels PN6727.H3775 Z46 2016
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Collection  Graphic Novels
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL 92 HAR
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Collection  Graphic Novel
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-NF 92 HART Tom
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South Park Library Graphic Novels GN NOVEL HAR
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A Goodreads Choice Award Semi-Finalist, Amazon Best Book of 2016, one of The Washington Post ' s Best Graphic Novels of 2016, and one of Publishers Weekly's 100 Best Books of 2016

ROSALIE LIGHTNING is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart's #1 New York Times bestselling touching and beautiful graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family's journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife's on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie's death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again.

Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Rosalie Lighting is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father's undying love.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* When his daughter dies weeks before her second birthday, Hart and his wife are desperate for explanations, looking for portents in every moment shared with Rosalie in the days leading up to her death. While searching for relief from his oppressive grief, Hart tells the story of his family: the apartment in New York they are anxious to sell; their move to Florida; Rosalie learning to bounce a ball, draw pictures, and enter preschool. Sudden and unexplained, Rosalie's death leaves them reeling. Hart's artwork reflects his despair: the past is clear and crisp, the present muddy and heavily shadowed, and the future pitch black. Hart compares himself to a character from EC Comics' series The Vault of Horror, teetering at the edge of a pit, looking down into the void with no hope of escape. As time moves on and Rosalie's parents begin to adjust to a life without her, faces become sharper and more in focus but all it takes is something as ordinary as a phone call to pull him back to the edge of that pit. Using stories from popular culture, mythology, and folklore as metaphors for his own experiences, Hart takes an extremely personal experience of loss and grief and makes it universal. Incredibly moving, and stunningly executed.--Volin, Eva Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hart (Hutch Owen) pulls poetry from pain in this tremendous book. Chronicling his memories of the life and death of his daughter, the eponymous Rosalie (who died at age two), Hart refuses to fall into the easy clichés of loss. The darkest depths are plumbed, from the overwhelming powerlessness of the experience to the absurdity of life going on in spite of it. Visually, Hart employs a choppily inked mixture of styles that recall the childlike simplicity of Peanuts as readily as midcentury horror work. The result captures young Rosalie's wonder and beauty, and the hole she left behind. What catapults this graphic novel into greatness, however, is its honesty. Hart delves into details other creators might have excised-Rosalie's favorite phrases, the odd thoughts one fixates on in the midst of catastrophe-and it is this candor that will likely leave many readers in tears. Rosalie Lightning is a masterpiece-and a luminous tribute to a brief, beautiful life. Agent: Meg Thompson, Einstein Thompson Agency (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hart, Tom, -- 1969- -- Family -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children -- Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Corman, Leela, contributor.
Language English
Description 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781250049940
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