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by Marisa Silver
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As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it 8 years ago
I picked this novel up on a whim at the library because I've always found the photo featured on the front cover (Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange) to be such an arresting image. The idea of telling the story behind that photo was quite interesting to me, and I'm happy to say the novel was a compelli...
Overdue rated it 8 years ago
Mary Coin, a novel by Marisa Silver, is one of my favorite novels. Silver takes base elements like poverty, homelessness,dust storms and love and transforms them into a valued amalgam.Mary is part Cherokee, all Okie and tough.. Her claim to fame as a child is a newspaper picture of her grandfather, ...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Are you curious about some of the true facts about Dorothy Lange's 1936 iconic photo "Migrant Mother" of Florence Thompson Owens? More photos were taken. Who were these people? Check out this link: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/11/... If you are unacquainted with Lange look here: http://en.wikip...
RedT Reads Randomly
RedT Reads Randomly rated it 9 years ago
Another exemplary book that gives me lots to think about.For instance, in the early chapters where Walker, a college professor, is teaching his students not to look, but to see; and when he attends his father's funeral and begins to realize how little children ever really know of their parents and o...
ellaminnowpea rated it 9 years ago
For this one, I think I'm just going to defer to the brilliant Jeanette, because her review says pretty much exactly what I'm thinking.
jenniferwaggonerhartling rated it 10 years ago
Damn Good Books (or not)
Damn Good Books (or not) rated it 10 years ago
I would venture that most of us of an age of 40 or more are aware of the Dorothea Lange 1936 photograph called
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 10 years ago
Sorry folks. Once again I feel like the skunk at the picnic, but I have to be honest.IMPRESSIONS AFTER 100 PAGES: Marisa Silver has some admirable writing skills. However, this story began to feel like a fictionalized recitation of the life of Florence Owens Thompson, the lady in the 1936 Dorothea ...
River City Reading
River City Reading rated it 10 years ago
“‘You can see it all in her face,’ someone else said. What all? What do you see?“ Dorothea Lange’s iconic “Migrant Mother” photograph has elicited similar responses from thousands of people since it was taken in 1936. In Mary Coin, Marisa Silver has created a detailed history behind the image and it...
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