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Book of My Mother

Book of My Mother ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Peter Owen Limited
Author: Albert Cohen,Bella Cohen
Number of Pages: 124 
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This is a moving memorial to his mother's life by Albert Cohen, the internationally renowned author of Belle du Seigneur. Cohen left France for London to escape the Nazis in 1940. In 1943 he received news of his mother's death in Marseilles. Unable to mourn her, he expressed his grief in a series of articles for La France libre and revised them in 1954 for publication as Le Livre de ma mere (Book of My Mother). Since then the book has been translated into eleven languages. Cohen intended it as a tribute to all mothers: 'I shall not have written in vain if one of you, after reading my song of death, is one evening gentler with his mother because of me and my mother.'

Book of My Mother

Book of My Mother ebook ISBN: 1935744542
Publisher: Archipelago
Author: Albert Cohen
Number of Pages: 180 
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Shortly after Albert Cohen left France for London to escape the Nazis, he received news of his mother’s death in Marseille. Unable to mourn her, he expressed his grief in a series of moving pieces for La France libre, which later grew into Book of My Mother. Achingly honest, intimate, and moving, this love song is a tribute to all mothers. Cohen himself expressed, "I shall not have written in vain if one of you, after reading my hymn of death, is one evening gentler with his mother because of me and my mother." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chronicle of My Mother

Chronicle of My Mother ebook ISBN: 9780870117374
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
Author: Yasushi Inoue
Number of Pages: 164 
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A famous Japanese novelist recounts the last fifteen years of his mother's life and the way her family adjusted to her increasing senility

My Mother's Book of Prayers

My Mother's Book of Prayers ebook ISBN: 147729872X
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Julian Gyula Andorka
Number of Pages: 56 
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Prayers are means of communication with the Lord. Most of them have the “bless you” and “thank you” format. For that you won’t need my book. You know better than me on how to convey your thanks and praises. But when you are praying to consult the Lord and are asking for guidance and advice, for approval and support, the book might come handy. Many people prefer to talk to emissaries who are sometimes as close as the house where you worship on Sundays. When you prefer to call the Lord directly, this book may help. He sent this message through one of his emissary: CALL TO ME, AND I WILL ANSWER YOU” (Jeremiah 33:3)

The Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother ebook ISBN: 1466828846
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Number of Pages: 228 
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Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

The Mother's Book of Well-Being

The Mother's Book of Well-Being ebook ISBN: 9781573248228
Publisher: Conari Press
Author: Lisa Groen Braner
Number of Pages: 208 
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The Mother's Book of Well-Being carries a mother through the first year of motherhood and beyond. Divided into fifty-two short chapters (read between changings!) - one for each week of the year - Lisa Groen Braner provides wise advice for new mothers and experienced mothers alike. Learn to take time for yourself and claim a few moments of peace, survive sleep deprivation, make room for romance with your partner, and tune into your "maternal wisdom."

Child of My Mother

Child of My Mother ebook ISBN: 1504991664
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Kenechukwu Onwudinjo
Number of Pages: 160 
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Child of my Mother captures the yearnings of the human soul, and stirs up emotions that could be shared by anyone. It adopts a confrontational approach to multiples of themes. Familial warmth threads its way through the poems, forming a centre that seeks to hold together man’s universal family, which includes nature. Child of My Mother adopts Igbo communal and all-inclusive perspective. These interactions entice the reader to participate in the experiences explored. They mirror the concerns of the immediate and global community, including: migrant crises, climate change, terrorism and reverberating themes of abuse. Its confrontational tone provokes a tumult of emotions and ensures that something uncoils inside of the reader. Child of My Mother quarries from the abundant imagery of the Igbo cosmology. It harvests as much from personal experiences as from images from the rich Igbo cosmology to say what must be said. Some of the poems in Child of My Mother echo older Nigerian poets.

The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law

The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law ebook ISBN: 0571248217
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Author: Luisa Dillner
Number of Pages: 288 
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Most of us either have a mother-in-law or will be one, and it's not a role most women take on gladly. Mothers-in-law are traditionally the butt of jokes, declared to be nasty, possessive and interfering - but are they really as bad as this reputation suggests? Luisa Dillner looks beyond the stereotype of the mother-in-law and finds they come in many different varieties, from loveable and loyal to lonely, ferocious and scheming. She traces their history, from Ancient Greece and Rome to modern times, through fairy tales and traditions, in this celebration of this most complicated of relationships.

My Mother is a French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-up Life

My Mother is a French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-up Life ebook ISBN: 1554531837
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Author: Colleen Sydor
Number of Pages: 255 
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Just when fifteen-year-old Eli Smyth thinks that her mother, who wears a french fry costume at her job and talks to everyone, could not embarrass her anymore, her mother announces that she is pregnant.

Le livre de ma mère

Le livre de ma mère ebook ISBN: 2072446910
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Albert Cohen
Number of Pages: 192 
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Peu de livres ont connu un succès aussi constant que Le livre de ma mère. Ce livre bouleversant est l'évocation d'une femme à la fois "quotidienne" et sublime, une mère, aujourd'hui morte, qui n'a vécu que pour son fils et par son fils. Ce livre d'un fils est aussi le livre de tous les fils. Chacun de nous y reconnaîtra sa propre mère, sainte sentinelle, courage et bonté, chaleur et regard d'amour. Et tout fils pleurant sa mère disparue y retrouvera les reproches qu'il s'adresse à lui-même lorsqu'il pense à telle circonstance où il s'est montré ingrat, indifférent ou incompréhensif. Regrets ou remords toujours tardifs. "Aucun fils ne sait vraiment que sa mère mourra et tous les fils se fâchent et s'impatientent contre leurs mères, les fous si tôt punis."

Thanks to My Mother

Thanks to My Mother ebook ISBN: 1101142545
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Schoschana Rabinovici
Number of Pages: 256 
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Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Over the next few years, she endured starvation, brutality, and forced labor in three concentration camps. With courage and ingenuity, Susie's mother helped her to survive--by disguising her as an adult to fool the camp guards, finding food to add to their scarce rations, and giving her the will to endure. This harrowing memoir portrays the best and worst of humanity in heartbreaking scenes you will never forget. Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award An ALA Notable Book An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

My Mother who Fathered Me

My Mother who Fathered Me ebook ISBN: 9789766400408
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
Author: Edith Clarke
Number of Pages: 274 
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For the Love of My Mother

For the Love of My Mother ebook ISBN: 9780755360314
Author: John Rodgers
Number of Pages: 416 
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For the Love of My Mother is the tragic and uplifting story of one Irish mother and her son. Born into a life of poverty and detained at the tender age of two for begging in the streets, Bridget Rodgers proceeded to spend the next 30 years of her life locked away in one institution or another. The orphanage came first but after being raped and falling pregnant, she was sent to a home for unmarried mothers where she gave birth, had her son taken away from her and then was sent to one of the infamous Magdalen Laundries. And that really is only the beginning of the story. A truly gripping tale told by the son she thought she'd lost for ever, it is a story of triumphing over poverty, a tale of hope when there seems to be none, and a tribute to a mother's love for her son.

Pieces of My Mother

Pieces of My Mother ebook ISBN: 1492615390
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Author: Melissa Cistaro
Number of Pages: 320 
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"A story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned." —HOPE EDELMAN, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without explanation Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them? Thirty-five years later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. After decades of hiding her painful memories, she has just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear she could do the same to her kids. But Melissa never expects to stumble across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks. Haunting yet ultimately uplifting, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's quest to discover what drives a mother to walk away from the children she loves. Alternating between Melissa's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, this captivating memoir reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those to forge our own paths.

The Doll

The Doll ebook ISBN: 9781640094222
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Author: Ismail Kadare
Number of Pages: 208 
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In this autobiographical novel, Albania's most renowned novelist and poet Ismail Kadare explores his relationship with his mother in a delicately wrought tale of home, family, creative aspirations, and personal and political freedom. "Houses like ours seemed constructed with the specific purpose of preserving coldness and misunderstanding for as long as possible." In his father's great stone house with hidden rooms and even a dungeon, Ismail grows up with his mother at the center of his universe. Fragile as a paper doll, she finds herself at odds with her tight-lipped and wise mother-in-law who, as is the custom for women of a certain age, will never again step foot over the threshold to leave her home. Young Ismail finds it difficult to understand his mother's tears, though he can understand her boredom. She told him the reason herself in a phrase that terrified and obsessed the boy: "The house is eating me up!" As Ismail explores his world, his mother becomes fearful of her intellectual son--he uses words she does not understand, writes radical poetry, falls in love far too easily, and seems to renounce everything she believes in. He will, she fears, have to exchange her for some other superior mother when he becomes a famous writer. The Doll is a delicate and disarming autobiographical novel, an exploration of Kadare's creative aspirations and their tangled connections to his childhood home and his mother's tenuous place within it.

My Mother

My Mother ebook ISBN: 9780802134035
Publisher: Grove Press
Author: Kathy Acker
Number of Pages: 268 
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Based loosely on the relationship between Colette Peignot and Georges Bataille, My Mother: Demonology is the powerful story of a woman's struggle with the contradictory impulses for love and solitude. At the dawn of her adult life, Laure becomes involved in a passionate and all-consuming love affair with her companion, B. But this ultimately leaves her dissatisfied, as she acknowledges her need to establish an identity independent of her relationship with him. Yearning to better understandherself, Laure embarks on a journey of self-discovery, an odyssey that takes her into the territory of her past, into memories and fantasies of childhood, into wildness and witchcraft, into a world where the power of dreams can transcend the legacies of the past and confront the dilemmas of the present. With a poet's attention to the power of language and a keen sense of the dislocation that can occur when the narrative encompasses violence and pornography, as well as the traumas of childhood memory, Kathy Acker here takes another major step toward establishing her vision of a new literary aesthetic.

The Hat of My Mother

The Hat of My Mother ebook ISBN: 9781565120761
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Max Steele
Number of Pages: 280 
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Fourteen stories tell of a father-son relationship, a woman swept up by a stranger's funeral, emotions from the past, and the healing powers of memory