Someone Not Really Her Mother

by Harriet Chessman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0452286972 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loveamystery of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 7/22/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Amazon Editorial Review:
A Good Morning America "Read This" Book Club pick
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle

How well do we ever know the people we love? Chessman examines this question in three generations of women in a contemporary Connecticut family. As dementia overtakes Hannah Pearl, she slips backward in memory to her escape from France in 1940; boarding the ferry with her heavy bags; the whistle of bombs raining down on London; the family she left behind. Her daughter Miranda, distraught by Hannah’s fading lucidity and sudden switch to her childhood French, tries desperately to hold her in the present. Fiona, a new mother and the older of Hannah’s two granddaughters, ignores the ghosts of her grandmother’s past, while her sister, fiery Ida, seeks to delve into Hannah’s story, eventually returning to France to find the roots of her grandmother’s life—and her own.

Looks very interesting.

Journal Entry 2 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 12, 2009
Somehow, this book didn't look too exciting to me. It was very thin and the cover didn't appeal. But, I wanted to read it for one of my VBBs. I was very pleasantly surprised! It is a beautifully written book that even got me thinking of my own family history. I would highly recommend it.

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