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Somebody's daughter : a memoir / Ashley C. Ford.

Ford, Ashley C., (author.).

Available copies

  • 9 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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4 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch INB FORD FOR (Text) 34207002385061 Indiana Biographies Checked out 07/09/2021
Benton Co PL - Fowler B FORD (Text) 34044001044492 Adult Biography Available -
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell 305.48 FOR (Text) 38144000416877 Nonfiction Available -
Brazil PL - Brazil 305.48 F (Text) 38160000377430 Second Floor, Non-Fiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B FORD A (Text) 33118000197286 Adult: New Book Checked out 06/22/2021
Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville 305.48 FOR (Text) 38301000043297 New Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 305.48 FOR (Text) 33187004825465 Nonfiction Checked out 07/01/2021
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO FORD (Text) 32826014326466 New Books In process -
Greentown PL - Greentown 305.48 FORD (Text) 75342000091407 Adult Fiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 305.4889 FORD (Text) 39213000934145 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/28/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250305978
  • ISBN: 1250305977
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Flatiron Books, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins. For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and maybe even just as afraid of the dark. She's certain that one day they'll be reunited again, and she'll finally feel complete. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there. Through poverty, puberty, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley returns to her image of her father for hope and encouragement. She doesn't know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates; when the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley finally finds out why her father is in prison. And that's where the story really begins. Somebody's Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them. "Ashley Ford's prose is glass-so clear, sharp and smooth that the reader sees, in vivid focus, her complicated childhood, brilliant mind, and golden heart. The gravity and urgency of Somebody's Daughter anchored me to my chair and slowed my heartbeat-like no book has since Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Ashley Ford is a writer for the ages, and Somebody's Daughter will be a book of the year." -- Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed and founder of Together Rising"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ford, Ashley C.
African American women > Biography.
African American families > Biography.
Children of prisoners > United States > Biography.
Prisoners' families > United States > Biography.

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