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Author Davies, Dawn (Dawn S.), author.

Title Mothers of Sparta : a memoir in pieces / Dawn Davies.

Publication Info. New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.


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
Edition First edition.
Description x, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "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" --
Contents 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.
Subject Davies, Dawn (Dawn S.)
Davies, Dawn (Dawn S.) -- Family.
Mothers of autistic children -- United States -- Biography.
Sjogren's syndrome -- Patients -- Biography.
Women authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Memoir in pieces
ISBN 9781250133700 (hardcover)
125013370X (hardcover)
9781250133717 (electronic book)
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