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The Memory Palace (edition 2011)

by Mira Bartok

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Title:The Memory Palace
Authors:Mira Bartok
Info:Free Press (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 320 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Tags:20th Century, America, Art, Memoir, Mothers & Daughters, Psychology, Sisters, Women

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A tough read due to the contents but beautifully written from a daughters perspective on a schizophrenic mother. What does a child do when their mother behaves in an erratic and threatening manner all the time. You and your sister deny she's your mother, bolt your bedroom door and run to someone else's house when she gets out of control?? And then for years you do not let her know where you live and your sister has not contact with her. But now she is old, living on the street and dying. ( )
  joannemonck | Aug 22, 2016 |
I would have given this a higher rating because the writing is very well-done. However, it's a depressing story that highlights mental illness and how destructive it is to children and how it ruins lives. Such a sad story. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
I would have given this a higher rating because the writing is very well-done. However, it's a depressing story that highlights mental illness and how destructive it is to children and how it ruins lives. Such a sad story. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
so sad that i had trouble getting into it. ( )
  mahallett | Jul 25, 2015 |
Such a wonderful book. Bartok told her story so well with such fine craftsmanship. I learned so much, not only about these disabilities and homelessness, but about life in general. ( )
  Misty-Rose | Jun 1, 2015 |
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A gorgeous memoir about the 17 year estrangement of the author and her homeless schizophrenic mother, and their reunion.

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