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Author Cistaro, Melissa, author.

Title Pieces of my mother : a memoir / Melissa Cistaro.

Publication Info. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Adult Biography - GALY-13  B CIS    DUE 08-08-20
 Hinckley PL Adult Non-Fiction - HKLY-12  306.874 CIS    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  306.8743 CIS    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Adult Non-Fiction - PRGG-8  306.874 CIS    AVAILABLE
Description 308 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Why would a mother ever abandon her child? And is an abandoned child destined to grow up and make the same mistake? These were some of Melissa Cistaro's questions after her mother drove off without explanation one summer. Decades later Melissa finds herself at her dying mother's bedside with 6 days to find answers, fearful that she could do the same to her own little girl. Then she discovers a cache of letters her mother wrote but never sent and stumbles on the answers she'd been seeking. Haunting and ultimately uplifting, Pieces of My Mother is about the choices we make and their repercussions on others"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Cistaro, Melissa.
Cistaro, Melissa -- Childhood and youth.
Cistaro, Melissa -- Family.
Mothers and daughters -- United States.
Abandoned children -- United States -- Biography.
Absentee mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Mothers -- United States -- Death.
Mothers -- United States -- Correspondence.
Olympia (Wash.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal correspondence.
ISBN 9781492615385 (hard cover ;) (alkaline paper)
1492615382 (hard cover ;) (alkaline paper)
9781492623113 (paperback)
1492623113 (paperback)

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