The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace

Book - 2011
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A gorgeous memoir about the 17 year estrangement of the author and her homeless schizophrenic mother, and their reunion.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439183311
1439183317
Characteristics: [xiii], 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Herr, Norma Kurap 1926-2007

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rachwelt
Aug 13, 2016

I find this book to be profoundly honest without being overwrought; I appreciate the author's approach to understanding her mother, and I feel like I learned another shade of empathy.

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ownedbydoxies
Sep 23, 2013

Exquisite. Beautifully rendered. I bought it because I know it's one I'll re-read over and over.

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Daylight62
Jan 23, 2013

It was interesting but not riveting. I had trouble getting through it and had to take a couple of breaks and read something else. Finally got through it.

mhaidy Jul 03, 2012

I had a hard time getting through this book and in fact put it down while I read another. When the author is writing about her mother it is very interesting however she ventures off into other areas of her own life that are not very interesting.

If you have ever dealt closely with someone who suffers from a mental illness then you can relate. This is the area of the book that is interesting.

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Cheeka
Jun 20, 2012

Anyone with loved ones who suffer from mental illness will identify with this story.

With insight, discovery and irony, the author shares her experience of living with (and away) from her schizophrenic mom from the time of her childhood to present day.

Beautifully written and hard to put down.

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