Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

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Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062248572

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About the Author

Natasha Trethewey is a former US poet laureate and the author of five collections of poetry, as well as a book of creative nonfiction. She is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. In 2007 she won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Native Guard.

Reviews

"In Memorial Drive, Natasha Trethewey has transformed unimaginable tragedy into a work of sublimity. There's sorrow and heartbreak, yes, but also a beautiful portrait of a mother and her daughter's enduring love. Trethewey writes elegantly, trenchantly, intimately as well about the fraught history of the south and what it means live at the intersection of America's struggle between blackness and whiteness. And what, in our troubled republic, is a subject more evergreen?"--Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math
"Haunting, powerful, and painfully stunning, Memorial Drive is one of the best memoirs I've read in a long time. A brilliant storyteller, Trethewey writes the unimaginable truth with a clear-eyed courage that proves, once again, that she's one of the nation's best writers."--Ada LimΓ³n, author of Bright Dead Things and NBCC award-winner The Carrying
"Beautifully composed, achingly sad...This profound story of the horrors of domestic abuse and a daughter's eternal love for her mother will linger long after the book's last page is turned."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] graceful, moving memoir...Delicate prose distinguishes a narrative of tragedy and grief."--Kirkus Reviews
"A moving, heartbreaking memoir about a traumatic event and the path to healing."--Library Journal
"Natasha Trethewey has composed a riveting memoir that reads like a detective story about her mother's murder by a malevolent ex-husband. It reads with all the poise and clarity of Trethewey's unforgettable poetry--heartrending without a trace of pathos, wise and smart at once, unforgettable. The short section her mother penned as she was trying to escape the marriage moved me to tears. I read the book in one gulp and expect to reread it more than once. A must-read classic."--Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club; Cherry; and Lit