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.

3 comments:

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.