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Like Family

Growing up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir

Like Family( )
Author: McLain, Paula
ISBN:978-0-316-40060-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Imprint:Back Bay Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
Book Description:

This powerful and haunting memoir details the years Paula McLain and her two sisters spent as foster children after being abandoned by both parents in California in the early 1970s. As wards of the State, the sisters spent the next 14 years moving from foster home to foster home. The dislocations, confusions, and odd pleasures of an unrooted life form the basis of one of the most compelling memoirs in recent years--a book the tradition of Jo Ann Beard's The Boys of...
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Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Biography & Autobiography / General
Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
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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