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The Resource Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King

Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King

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Bastards : a memoir
Title
Bastards
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mary Anna King
Title variation
Bastards
Title variation remainder
the remarkable true story of seven siblings who found each other as adults
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'A stirring, vividly told story of a young woman's quest to find the family she lost...an impressive debut'-Peter Balakian; Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was sent away, too. Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she's sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she had to leave behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again. Moving, haunting, and at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about finding one's family and oneself"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was sent away, too. Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she's sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she had to leave behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again
Tone
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430489
Cataloging source
ANL
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King, Mary Anna
Dewey number
306.8509749
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • King, Mary Anna
  • King, Mary Anna
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma
  • Young women
  • Children of single parents
  • Poor families
  • Sisters
  • Family reunions
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma
Target audience
general
Label
Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One. Jersey -- The day the music died -- Marigold Court -- Scars -- The secondhand washing machine -- Bringing Becky back -- Leaving Jersey -- Part Two. Oklahoma -- Reflections -- Telling stories -- Discipline -- Things you can tell just by looking -- The debt -- Wake up -- Part Three. Found -- Hammered -- Like a hole in my head -- Good daughter -- Rebekah two -- Join the club -- Quarter-life crisis -- Requiem -- Meeting Lesley
Control code
000054842670
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9781743362266
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910721334
Label
Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One. Jersey -- The day the music died -- Marigold Court -- Scars -- The secondhand washing machine -- Bringing Becky back -- Leaving Jersey -- Part Two. Oklahoma -- Reflections -- Telling stories -- Discipline -- Things you can tell just by looking -- The debt -- Wake up -- Part Three. Found -- Hammered -- Like a hole in my head -- Good daughter -- Rebekah two -- Join the club -- Quarter-life crisis -- Requiem -- Meeting Lesley
Control code
000054842670
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9781743362266
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910721334

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