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Bastards: A Memoir - Mary Anna King
Bastards: A Memoir
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Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was... show more
Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was sent away, too.Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a ne
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780393088618 (0393088618)
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
2.5 Bastards by Mary Anna King
This isn’t an awful book. But I’ll say the same thing I said last time I reviewed a memoir about an adoptee connecting with her biological family: it was written too soon. By which I mean both that it seems premature, with some of the most interesting parts of the story yet to be lived, and that it ...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
5.0 Entropy
I finally was able to put this book down, but only because I finished it. Bastards tells the story of Mary Anna King's family, one where sisters are given away on a regular basis and adults are unreliable at best, crazy or drunken at worst. King's strong voice carries you through the stories she hoa...
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