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Like Family - a book by Mclain, Paula

Like Family

Growing up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir

Like Family( )
Author: McLain, Paula
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Imprint:Back Bay Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
Book Description:

In the tradition of Jo Ann Beard's Boys of My Youth, and Mary Karr'sThe Liar's Club, Paula McLain has written a powerful and haunting memoir about the years she and her two sisters spent as foster children. In the early 70s, after being abandoned by both parents, the girls were made wards of the Fresno County, California court and spent the next 14 years-in a series of adoptive homes. The dislocations, confusions, and odd pleasures of an unrooted life form the...
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Detailed Subjects: Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.875 Inches
Book Weight:0.61 Pounds
Author Biography
Mclain, Paula (Author)
Paula McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System and moved in and out of foster homes for the next 14 years. She received a MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996. She is the author of two collections of poetry entitled Less of Her and Stumble, Gorgeous and a memoir entitled Like Family: Growing up in Other People's Houses. She has also written several novels including A Ticket to Ride, The Paris Wife, and Circling the Sun. She has published individual poems and essays in numerous journals including the Gettysburg Review, Antioch Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.


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