Live Through This

A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love
Product Number: EB00030562
Released: Feb 17, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547347882
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An "achingly beautiful" memoir about a mother's mission to rescue her two teenage daughters from the streets and bring them back home (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). After a miserably failed marriage, Debra Gwartney moves with her four young daughters to Eugene, Oregon, for a new job and what she hopes will be a new life for herself and her family. But the two oldest, fourteen-year-old Amanda and thirteen-year-old Stephanie, blame their mother for what happened, and one day the two run off together-to the streets of their own city, then San Francisco, then nowhere to be found. The harrowing subculture of the American runaway, with its random violence, its dangerous street drugs, and its patchwork of hidden shelters, is captured with brilliant intensity in Live Through This as this panicked mother sets out to find her girls-examining her own mistakes and hoping against hope to bring them home and become a family again, united by forgiveness and love. "For all the raw power of this true story and the fearless honesty of the voice telling it, what sticks out for me is the literary craft that shapes every sentence. Debra Gwartney has seen clear to the bottom of her experience, purged it of self-righteousness, and emerged with a stunningly humane and humbled awareness of life's troubles" -Phillip Lopate

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Author(s): Debra Gwartney
Original Publish Date: Feb 17, 2010

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Author(s): Debra Gwartney
Narrator(s): Joyce Bean
Product Number DD19993
Released: Mar 30, 2009
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400110681
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Author(s): Debra Gwartney
Narrator(s): Joyce Bean
Product Number Z10004941
Released: Mar 30, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400190683

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