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The Resource The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams

The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams

Label
The hope in leaving : a memoir
Title
The hope in leaving
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the day she is leaving town to escape her troubled family and to start over at twenty-four--she finds a note on her mother's door. Her brother has shot himself. In stories that face reality so squarely they express what usually goes unsaid--from exhilaration to despair--Barbara Williams remembers her childhood leading up to this moment. Her father is a logger, nomad, and born dreamer. Her mother has too many kids and never enough money to support or protect them. The family keeps on the move, shedding a grand total of twenty-seven homes. Williams remembers having one hope as a child, 'the hope in leaving and doing better next time.' But poverty, mental illness, substances abuse, and injustice pursued them wherever they went. They lived smalltown lifehard and suffered, most of all her brother--the fearless star of their childhood adventures and misadventures. Williams writes, 'We grew up like wild animals with the wrong set of instincts for our environment.' It might be said it's a miracle she survived to bring us these stories. In doing so, Williams proves there is one thing that can survive the worst of life and even death: love without judgment"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Barbara
Dewey number
306.85086/94209711
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Barbara
  • Williams, Barbara
  • Coming of age
  • Loggers
  • Logging
  • Migrant laborers' families
  • Poor families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • British Columbia
  • Actresses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Label
The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0017284779
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781609806729
Lccn
2015029675
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams
Publication
Control code
BK0017284779
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781609806729
Lccn
2015029675
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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      42.442926 -82.906510
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