Pieces of my mother [electronic resource] : A Memoir. Melissa Cistaro.
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- ISBN: 9781492615408 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781492615392 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2015.
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"A story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned." –Hope Edelman, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of EverythingThis 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...
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