The Resource Pieces of my mother: : a memoir, Melissa Cistaro

Pieces of my mother: : a memoir, Melissa Cistaro

Label
Pieces of my mother: : a memoir
Title
Pieces of my mother:
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Cistaro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without explanation Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them? Thirty-five years later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. After decades of hiding her painful memories, she has just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear she could do the same to her kids. But Melissa never expects to stumble across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks. Haunting yet ultimately uplifting, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's quest to discover what drives a mother to walk away from the children she loves. Alternating between Melissa's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, this captivating memoir reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those to forge our own paths
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Midwest
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Cistaro, Melissa
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cistaro, Melissa
  • Cistaro, Melissa
  • Cistaro, Melissa
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Abandoned children
  • Absentee mothers
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Olympia (Wash.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Pieces of my mother: : a memoir, Melissa Cistaro
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11547405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781492615392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11547405
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11547405
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pieces of my mother: : a memoir, Melissa Cistaro
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11547405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781492615392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11547405
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11547405
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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