The Resource Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman

Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman

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Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing
Title
Motherland
Title remainder
a memoir of love, loathing, and longing
Statement of responsibility
Elissa Altman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How can a mother and daughter who love (but don't always like) each other coexist without driving each other crazy? After surviving a traumatic childhood in nineteen-seventies New York and young adulthood living in the shadow of her flamboyant mother, Rita, a makeup-addicted former television singer, Elissa Altman has managed to build a very different life, settling in Connecticut with her wife of nearly twenty years. After much time, therapy, and wine, Elissa is at last in a healthy place, still orbiting around her mother but keeping far enough away to preserve the stable, independent world she has built as a writer and editor. Then Elissa is confronted with the unthinkable: Rita, whose days are spent as a flaneur, traversing Manhattan from the Clinique counters at Bergdorf to Bloomingdale's and back again, suffers an incapacitating fall, leaving her completely dependent upon her daughter. Now Elissa is forced to finally confront their profound differences, Rita's yearning for beauty and glamour, her view of the world through her days in the spotlight, and the money that has mysteriously disappeared in the name of preserving youth. To sustain their fragile mother-daughter bond, Elissa must navigate the turbulent waters of their shared lives, the practical challenges of caregiving for someone who refuses to accept it, the tentacles of narcissism, and the mutual, frenetic obsession that has defined their relationship. Motherland is a story that touches every home and every life, mapping the ferocity of maternal love, moral obligation, the choices women make about motherhood, and the possibility of healing. Filled with tenderness, wry irreverence, and unforgettable characters, it is an exploration of what it means to escape from the shackles of the past only to have to face them all over again
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AU-TuBDP
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Altman, Elissa
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
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  • Altman, Elissa
  • Lesbians
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women authors, American
  • Women caregivers
Target audience
adult
Label
Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RHC_649087&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780399181597-RHC1702172-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of Gold Coast Libraries
Isbn
9780399181597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RHC_649087&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780399181597-RHC1702172-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of Gold Coast Libraries
Isbn
9780399181597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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