Pieces of my mother: a memoir 9781492615385, 1492615382, 9781492615392, 1492615390, 9781492615408, 1492615404

This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destine

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Pieces of my mother: a memoir
 9781492615385, 1492615382, 9781492615392, 1492615390, 9781492615408, 1492615404

Table of contents :
Front Cover
Front Cover Flap
Title Page
Copyright
Author's Note
Then: A House Underwater
Now: A House in Los Angeles
Now: Christmas Day
Then: Fire and Sugar
Now: Arriving in Olympia
Then: One at a Time
Now: Brown Speckled Hen
Then: Big Yellow House
Now: Cherished
Then: Merry to Melissa
Then: All Kinds of Flowers
Now: Mementos
Then: Prized Possessions
Now: Between Paper and Pen
Then: Terry, Our Ninth Live-In
Now: Into the Wild, Blue Yonder
Now: Transparent
Then: All Things Red
Now: Faithful
Now: Thirst
Then: Just Off Center Road
Now: Naked
Now: Tethered
Then: Warmth. Now: Inside OutThen: The Last Litter
Now: Ashes, Ashes
Now: Some Kind of Trust
Then: Rabbit-Rabbit
Now: Strike Three
Then: Getting to California
Then: Running on Empty
Now: Real Soon, Sugar
Now: Bleeding
Then: Pee-chees
Now: Four-By-Four Photograph
Now: Permanent Ink
Then: Gone
Now: Ache
Then: First Dance
Now: A Handful of Butterflies
Then: Pennies on the Dashboard
Then: The Devil Under Jamie's Bed
Now: Mind and Heart
Then: African Tomatoes
Then: Strip-Searched
Now: Monsters
Then: Brick Fight
Now: Oh, Bean
Then: Lola Asks
Then: Hands
Then: The Good Girl. Now: SolitudeThen: Clear Lake
Now: Darkness
Then: The Cost of a Blue Chair
Now: A Thousand Places at Once
Now: A Few Small Repairs
Now: Leaving Olympia
Epilogue
Reading Group Guide
A Conversation with the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Back Cover Flap
Back Cover.

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