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When young Barbara Bracht’s mother disappears from her life (no one tells her that she has died), she is left a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of his dead wife. Forced to keep the secret of her mother’s existence from her brother, Bracht struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and strives to educate herself despite her father’s stance against women’s education—a journey that culminates in a visit to her mother’s grave nearly twenty years after her death. Narrated in a precocious, fiercely intelligent, and compelling voice,Veronica’s Grave” A Daughter’s Memoir is a heartrending story about the psychological cost of families who keep secrets—and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams and passions.
Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Women, Inspiration + Personal Growth
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Barbara Bracht Donsky
Street Date: May 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-9044
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Collette — 1 year ago
Very poignant and I read the entire book in ONE sitting. I literally could NOT put it down. This book transported me back to another time and place and I felt the pain and angst. An outstanding book in every way.