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Author Mead, Rebecca, author.

Title Home/land : a memoir of departure and return / Rebecca Mead.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY MEAD    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO MEAD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  070.92 MEAD    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-MEAD MEA    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG MEAD, REBECCA    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  B MEAD    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B MEAD REBECCA M    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 223 pages ; 22 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary "A moving reflection on the complicated nature of home and homeland, and the heartache and adventure of leaving an adopted country in order to return to your native land"-- Provided by publisher.
When the New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead relocated to her birth city, London, with her family in the summer of 2018, she was both fleeing the political situation in America and seeking to expose her son to a wider world. With a keen sense of what she'd given up as she left New York, her home of thirty years, she tried to knit herself into the fabric of a changed London. The move raised poignant questions about place: What does it mean to leave the place you have adopted as home and country? And what is the value and cost of uprooting yourself? In a deft mix of memoir and reportage, drawing on literature and art, recent and ancient history, and the experience of encounters with individuals, environments and landscapes in New York City and in England, Mead artfully explores themes of identity, nationality and inheritance. She recounts her time in the coastal town of Weymouth, where she grew up; her dizzying first years in New York where she broke into journalism; the rich process of establishing a new home for her dual-national son in London. Along the way, she gradually reckons with the complex legacy of her parents. Home/Land is a stirring inquiry into how to be present where we are, while never forgetting where we have been.
Subject Mead, Rebecca.
Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Moving, Household.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Homeland
Other Form: Online version: Mead, Rebecca. Home/land First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022 9780525658726 (DLC) 2021025127
ISBN 9780525658719 (hardcover)
0525658718 (hardcover)
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