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Missing Alice: In Search of a Mother's Voice (Writing American Women)

Cole, Susan Letzler

Published by Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd), Syracuse,NY, 2007
ISBN 10: 0815608640 / ISBN 13: 9780815608646
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Title: Missing Alice: In Search of a Mother's Voice...

Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd), Syracuse,NY

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

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Book Condition: Fine

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Edition: 1st Stated

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Synopsis: A strikingly original memoir of loss, grief, and mourning exploring the ties that bind mothers and daughters in life, facing death, and during bereavement.

Author Susan Letzler Cole lost her mother, Alice, to cancer in 1990. In this "autobiography of two voices," she traces a daughter's search to recover the "missing parts" of a mother, to know her as an individual for the first time.

Shunning linear narrative, Cole experiments with a variety of approaches: letters written to her mother three years after Alice died at the age of 78; oral history via taped conversations between mother and daughter during Alice's illness; excerpts from her 14-year-old mother's 1926 diary juxtaposed with the author's ex post facto letters to the adolescent diarist. Finally, Cole's own diary entries contemplate vital themes of family, love, and time.

At once innovative and heartfelt, Missing Alice seeks to make heard one of those "lost" women's voices that speak from and help create the world that we know. It is a fine choice for classes in biography, autobiography, and women's writing, as well as American Jewish and immigrant experience, oral history/memoir, and grief therapy.

Product Description: Author Susan Letzler Cole lost her mother, Alice, to cancer in 1990. In this "autobiography of two voices," she traces a daughter's search to recover the "missing parts" of a mother, to know her as an individual for the first time. Shunning linear narrative, Cole experiments with a variety of approaches: letters written to her mother three years after Alice died at the age of 78; oral history via taped conversations between mother and daughter during Alice's illness; excerpts from her 14-year-old mother's 1926 diary juxtaposed with the author's expost facto letters to the adolescent diarist. Finally, Cole's own diary entries contemplate vital themes of family, love, and time. At once innovative and heartfelt, "Missing Alice" seeks to make heard one of those "lost" women's voices that speak from and help create the world that we know. It is a fine choice for classes in biography, autobiography, and women's writing, as well as American Jewish and immigrant experience, oral history/memoir, and grief therapy.

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