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Growing up in Other People's Houses : A Memoir

eBook - 2009
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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 My Youth and Mary Karr's The Liar's Club.
McLain's beautiful writing and limber voice capture the intense loneliness, sadness, and determination of a young girl both on her own and responsible, with her siblings, for staying together as a family.
Publisher: New York, NY : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co. 2009
Edition: 1st eBook ed
ISBN: 9780316082662
Branch Call Number: HV883.C2 M35 2009x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file


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Oct 08, 2015

This was an excellent read. Although sad that people treat foster children this way and it really makes you think that more screening and training is needed to be a foster parent. Great writing and vivid details made this book hard to put down.


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