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The Resource The mistress's daughter, A. M. Homes

The mistress's daughter, A. M. Homes

Label
The mistress's daughter
Title
The mistress's daughter
Statement of responsibility
A. M. Homes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An acclaimed novelist's memoir about what it means to be adopted and how all of us construct our sense of self and family. Before A.M. Homes was born, she was put up for adoption. Her birth mother was a 22-year-old single woman having an affair with a much older married man. Thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes, renowned for the psychological accuracy and intensity of her storytelling, tells how they made contact with her, what happened next, and what she was able to reconstruct about the story of their lives. Her birth mother, a complex and lonely woman, never married or had another child, and died in 1998. Years later, Homes opened boxes of her mother's memorabilia, hoping to know her secrets, but no relief came. She then became obsessed with finding out as much as she could about all four parents and their families.--From publisher description
  • A woman who was adopted as a newborn recounts her experience of meeting her birth parents, describing how adoption affected her sense of identity, and her efforts to learn more about her birth mother after her death
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homes, A. M
Dewey number
  • 362.734092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV874.82.H66
LC item number
H66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homes, A. M
  • Adopted children
  • Birthmothers
Label
The mistress's daughter, A. M. Homes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780670038381
Lccn
2006041354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0006926207
  • 471054
Label
The mistress's daughter, A. M. Homes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780670038381
Lccn
2006041354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0006926207
  • 471054

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