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    DescriptionIn the tradition of Jo Ann Beard's "Boys of My Youth," and Mary Karr's"The""Liar's Club," Paula McLain has written a powerful and haunting memoir about the years she and her two sisters spent as foster children. In the early 70s, after being abandoned by both parents, the girls were made wards of the Fresno County, California court and spent the next 14 years-in a series of adoptive homes. The dislocations, confusions, and odd pleasures of an unrooted life form the basis of a captivating memoir. McLain's beautiful writing and limber voice capture the intense loneliness, sadness, and determination of a young girl both on her own and responsible, with her siblings, for staying together as a family.


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    Title
    Like Family
    Subtitle
    Growing Up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paula McLain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316400602
    ISBN 10: 0316400602
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 362.73/3092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: W31742436
    DC21: 362.733092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FAM004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV883.C2 M35 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    BACK BAY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BACK BAY BOOKS
    Publication date
    06 August 2013
    Author Information
    Paula McLain, author of the bestselling novel "The Paris Wife," received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996. Her other books include two volumes of poems, "Less of Her "and "Stumble, Gorgeous," and the novel "A Ticket to Ride." She teaches in the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College, and lives with her family in Cleveland.