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The Resource The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden

The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden

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The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers
Title
The seasons of my mother
Title remainder
a memoir of love, family, and flowers
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Gay Harden
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this poetic and inspiring memoir, one of America's most revered actresses uses the imagery of flowers and the art of ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years--and how, together, they are facing her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives--Beverly, a proper Dallas lady, and Thad, a young officer in the US Navy hailing from El Paso--she always had a knack for storytelling, role-playing, and mischief-making. As a military family, the Hardens moved often, and their travels abroad eventually took them to a home off the coast of Japan. It was here that Beverly, amidst the many challenges of raising a gaggle of youngsters, found solace in ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Using the imagery of flowers and ikebana as her starting point, Marcia Gay Harden takes us through the different seasons of her mother's life, all the while weaving in the story of her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist to Academy Award-winning actress. With a razor-sharp wit, as well as the kind of emotional honesty that has made her performances resonate with audiences worldwide, Marcia describes the family's travels overseas, her flourishing career in New York and Hollywood, and, most poignantly, Beverly's struggles today to maintain her identity as she tackles her greatest challenge yet: Alzheimer's disease. Featuring photographs of gorgeous ikebana arrangements created specially for this book, this memoir illustrates the uniqueness, beauty, and unforgettable love of motherhood, as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: she remembers. Like a cross between Mary Karr's The Liars' Club and Lisa Genova's Still Alice, this memoir is a lyrical, loving homage to one mother's strength as reflected in the tenacity and artistry of her daughter"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Harden, Marcia Gay
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harden, Marcia Gay
  • Harden, Beverly
  • Actresses
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mothers and daughters
Label
The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: My mother's flower path -- My mother is a brightly ribboned maypole -- My mother is a crescent moon -- My mother holds me like Mary holds Jesus -- My mother flies with Superwoman -- My mother is an orange hibiscus in a brown coffee cup - My mother is a miraculous bamboo -- My mother is a driftwood ballerina -- My mother is a bottle of extra virgin olive oil -- My mother is a silver-wrapped piece of Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum - My mother is a Harry Winston diamond -- My mother is a star navigator -- My mother is an Easter Bunny in a white confectioner's egg -- Epilogue
Control code
on1027731970
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781501135712
Lccn
2017049024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027731970
Label
The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: My mother's flower path -- My mother is a brightly ribboned maypole -- My mother is a crescent moon -- My mother holds me like Mary holds Jesus -- My mother flies with Superwoman -- My mother is an orange hibiscus in a brown coffee cup - My mother is a miraculous bamboo -- My mother is a driftwood ballerina -- My mother is a bottle of extra virgin olive oil -- My mother is a silver-wrapped piece of Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum - My mother is a Harry Winston diamond -- My mother is a star navigator -- My mother is an Easter Bunny in a white confectioner's egg -- Epilogue
Control code
on1027731970
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781501135712
Lccn
2017049024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027731970

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