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The Resource Mothers of Sparta : a memoir in pieces, Dawn Davies

Mothers of Sparta : a memoir in pieces, Dawn Davies

Label
Mothers of Sparta : a memoir in pieces
Title
Mothers of Sparta
Title remainder
a memoir in pieces
Statement of responsibility
Dawn Davies
Title variation
Memoir in pieces
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift twenty-something who drops out of college to pursue her dream of making cheesecake on a stick a successful business franchise (ah, the ideals of youth). Alone in a new city, she summons her inner strength as she holds the hand of a dying stranger. Davies is a woman who finds humor in difficult pregnancies and post-partum depression (after reading 'Pie' you might never eat Thanksgiving dessert the same way). She is a divorcee who unexpectedly finds second love. She is a happily married suburban wife who nevertheless makes a mental list of all the men she would have slept with. And she is a parent who finds herself tested in ways she could never imagine. In stories that cut to the quick, Davies explores passion, loss, illness, pain, and joy, told from her singular, gimlet-eyed, hilarious perspective. Mothers of Sparta is not a blow-by-blow of Davies{u2019} life but rather an examination of the exquisite and often painful moments of a life, the moments we look back on and say, That one, that one mattered. Straddling the fence between humor and, well{u2026}not humor, Davies has written a book about what it{u2019}s like to try to carve a place for oneself in the world, no matter how unyielding the rock can be
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Dawn
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davies, Dawn
  • Davies, Dawn
  • Mothers of autistic children
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Women authors, American
Label
Mothers of Sparta : a memoir in pieces, Dawn Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
20051884
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9781250133700
Lccn
2017041747
Label
Mothers of Sparta : a memoir in pieces, Dawn Davies
Publication
Control code
20051884
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9781250133700
Lccn
2017041747

Library Locations

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      285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 1A9, CA
      48.436426 -89.223125
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