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Author King, Mary Anna, author.

Title Bastards : a memoir / Mary Anna King.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY KING    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  306.85 KIN    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  B KING    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  306.85 KI    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 248 pages : frontispiece ; 22 cm
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. Moving, haunting, and at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about finding one's family and oneself"--Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject King, Mary Anna -- Family.
King, Mary Anna -- Childhood and youth.
Young women -- United States -- Biography.
Children of single parents -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Poor families -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Sisters -- United States -- Biography.
Family reunions -- United States.
New Jersey -- Biography.
Oklahoma -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780393088618 (hardcover)
0393088618 (hardcover)
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