Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062103185

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About the Author

Caroline Clarke has spent most of her career at the media company Black Enterprise, where throughout the years she has held several key positions. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Smith College and a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A passionate advocate for adoption, she lives in New York with her family.

Reviews

"A moving account of a woman who finally finds out who she is." -- New York Times Book Review

"Page after elegant, funny, and poignant page, Postcards from Cookie astounds. The power of Clarke's writing is matched by the complex and remarkable relationship between two extraordinary and unforgettable women." -- Essence

"A sensitive memoir of identity and self-discovery. . . . Splendid, soul-baring." -- Publishers Weekly

"Downright riveting. . . . Read it." -- Ebony

"A loving . . . account of the enduring power of family love." -- Booklist (starred review)

"The exchange of postcards, phone calls and emails between mother and daughter are moving, and Clarke's capacity for forgiveness is real." -- Juicy

"Caroline Clarke has written more than a memoir. Postcards from Cookie is an iconic portrait of a singular American family-- complete with celebrity and wealth, secrets and lies, heart pounding loss and hard-earned, often uneasy, love." -- Veronica Chambers, author of Mama's Girl

"Clarke's prose is elegant, crisp and deeply personal, and her narration is gripping. . . . Clarke effectively explores her crisis of identity by peeling back layer after layer of a complex, riveting personal history. . . . A captivating memoir." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Caroline Clarke has written more than a memoir. Postcards from Cookie is an iconic portrait of a singular American family -- complete with celebrity and wealth, secrets and lies, heart pounding loss and hard-earned, often uneasy, love. This is a read-in-one-sitting book then buy five copies for friends book. It is to quote the great Nat King Cole, a central character in this tale, 'unforgettable.'" -- Veronica Chambers, author of Mama's Girl

"I'm excited to add Postcards from Cookie to the bookshelves at my restaurant, the Red Rooster. This stunning memoir is so emblematic of the love and joy I see in our patrons every day; a never-ending story about family, friendship, love and history. It's as American as fried chicken, mac and greens. This book is soulful--and delicious." -- Marcus Samuelsson, co-owner of the Red Rooster in Harlem and award-winning author of Yes, Chef

"No, seriously - you're going to want to read this book because Postcards from Cookie will send you away satisfied." -- Long Island Pulse

"Their journey of reunion is captured with sensitivity, as Caroline describes all the anxieties (including those of her adopted parents) in this touching diary which reveals the joys and sorrows of adoption." -- Iron Mountain Daily News

"A 'must read' novel-like memoir." -- Black Enterprise