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Like Family : Growing Up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir
by Paula McLain


Overview - This powerful and haunting memoir details the years Paula McLain and her two sisters spent as foster children after being abandoned by both parents in California in the early 1970s.
As wards of the State, the sisters spent the next 14 years moving from foster home to foster home.
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Overview
This powerful and haunting memoir details the years Paula McLain and her two sisters spent as foster children after being abandoned by both parents in California in the early 1970s.
As wards of the State, the sisters spent the next 14 years moving from foster home to foster home. The dislocations, confusions, and odd pleasures of an unrooted life form the basis of one of the most compelling memoirs in recent years--a book the tradition of Jo Ann Beard's The Boys of My Youth and Mary Karr's The Liar's Club.
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780316400602
  • ISBN-10: 0316400602
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.51 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Women
Books > Family & Relationships > Adoption & Fostering

 
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