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The Resource The Lauras, Sara Taylor

The Lauras, Sara Taylor

Label
The Lauras
Title
The Lauras
Statement of responsibility
Sara Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I didn't realise my mother was a person until I was thirteen years old and she pulled me out of bed, put me in the back of her car, and we left home and my dad with no explanations. I thought that Ma was all that she was and all that she had ever wanted to be. I was wrong. As we made our way from Virginia to California, returning to the places where she'd lived as a child in foster care and as a teenager on the run, repaying debts and keeping promises, I learned who she was in her life-before-me and the secrets she had kept - even from herself. But when life on the road began to feel normal I couldn't forget the home we'd left behind, couldn't deny that, just like my mother, I too had unfinished business. This enigmatic pilgrimage takes them back to various stages of Alex's mother's life, each new state prompting stories and secrets. Together they trace back through a life of struggle and adventure to put to rest unfinished business, to heal old wounds and to search out lost friends. This is an extraordinary story of a life; a stunning exploration of identity and an authentic study of the relationship between a mother and her child
Summary
At thirteen years old Alex's mother puts her in the back of her car and the two of them leave home and her father without explanation. During their excursion Alex learns to see her mother as a person and not just her mom.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10556895
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Sara
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Road trips
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lauras, Sara Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058481474
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781785150784
Isbn Type
(Trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)955200251
Label
The Lauras, Sara Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058481474
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781785150784
Isbn Type
(Trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)955200251

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