The Year My Mother Came Back

The Year My Mother Came Back

A Memoir

eBook - 2015
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For the first time in decades I'm remembering Mom, all of her--the wonderful and terrible things about her that I've cast out of my thoughts for so long. I'm still struggling to prevent these memories from erupting from their subterranean depths. Trying to hold back the flood. I can't, not today. The levees break. Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice approaches it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood and allow herself to be a daughter once more in order to take care of her own girls. Understanding and forgiving her mother's parenting transgressions leads her to accept her own and to realize that she doesn't have to be perfect to be a good mother.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781616204310
1616204311
1616203196
9781616203191
Branch Call Number: 921 Cohen
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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Jul 02, 2015

Boring and predictable. Maybe it was her writing style, but this story did not move me at all.

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