Friday, August 16, 2013

Beginning ~ with disappointment

Mother, Daughter, Me ~ by Katie Hafner, 2013, memoir (California)
"My longing for her was always there.  What I wanted more than anything was my mother's attention.  I plotted and I campaigned.  I hatched plans.  I pleaded.  Then, just when I thought I had her, she would slip; from my grasp.  As the disappointments piled up, I learned to focus on pinpoints of hope:  The less demanding the request, I figured, the greater my chances of success."
This beginning may explain the cover (which I dislike):  designed to look roughly torn and badly taped back together.  Uh-huh, a metaphor for mother-daughter dysfunction.  Throw in a third generation ("daughter"), and we are bound to have problems.  I look forward to reading this memoir.

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. Click here for today's Mister Linky.


Ginnie said...

This Katie Hafner memoir looks promising. Thanks for the recommendation.
Also, on your last entry...I am leary about loaning books. I prefer to share what I like and let them get their own. The books that I really love are like fine possessions and I feel comfort with them near.

Madgew said...

Looks interesting. I love sharing and let people pass the books on to others as well. I only keep the books I truly loved but the rest share away.

Helen's Book Blog said...

This looks like it could be intense and dredge up a lot of issues for certain readers. Mother daughter issues are always tough.