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008    171010t20182018nyu           000 0aeng   
010      2017041747 
019    1019731594 
020    9781250133700|q(hardcover) 
020    125013370X|q(hardcover) 
020    |z9781250133717|q(electronic book) 
035    (OCoLC)1006533074|z(OCoLC)1019731594 
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050 00 PS3604.A9532|bZ65 2018 
082 00 818/.603|aB|223 
100 1  Davies, Dawn|q(Dawn S.),|eauthor. 
245 10 Mothers of Sparta :|ba memoir in pieces /|cDawn Davies. 
246 30 Memoir in pieces 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bFlatiron Books,|c2018. 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    x, 262 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
505 0  Night swim -- Three places -- Keeping the faith -- Games I
       play -- Pie -- Fear of falling -- Field manual -- divorce 
       and remarriage: suburban ops -- Men I would have slept 
       with -- Kicking the snakes -- Two views of a secret -- 
       Foster dog -- Soccer mom -- The dress -- King of the world
       -- Mothers of Sparta -- Four animals. 
520    "This is a book about a young girl who moves to a new town
       every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace 
       in a local music scene; an adrift twenty-something who 
       drops out of college to pursue her dream of making 
       cheesecake on a stick a successful business franchise (ah,
       the ideals of youth). Alone in a new city, she summons her
       inner strength as she holds the hand of a dying stranger. 
       Davies is a woman who finds humor in difficult pregnancies
       and post-partum depression (after reading "Pie" you might 
       never eat Thanksgiving dessert the same way). She is a 
       divorcée who unexpectedly finds second love. She is a 
       happily married suburban wife who nevertheless makes a 
       mental list of all the men she would have slept with. And 
       she is a parent who finds herself tested in ways she could
       never imagine. In stories that cut to the quick, Davies 
       explores passion, loss, illness, pain, and joy, told from 
       her singular, gimlet-eyed, hilarious perspective. Mothers 
       of Sparta is not a blow-by-blow of Davies' life but rather
       an examination of the exquisite and often painful moments 
       of a life, the moments we look back on and say, That one, 
       that one mattered. Straddling the fence between humor and,
       well...not humor, Davies has written a book about what 
       it's like to try to carve a place for oneself in the world,
       no matter how unyielding the rock can be" -- 
600 10 Davies, Dawn|q(Dawn S.) 
600 10 Davies, Dawn|q(Dawn S.)|xFamily. 
650  0 Mothers of autistic children|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  0 Sjogren's syndrome|xPatients|vBiography. 
650  0 Women authors, American|y21st century|vBiography. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.|2bisacsh  
655  4 Autobiographies. 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft 
914    MID.b25646199 
994    C0|bCKE 
Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  818.603 DAVIES    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  818 DAV    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.775 DAV    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  818 DAVIES    Check Shelf