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The House on Beartown Road: A Memoir of Learning and Forgetting. SIGNED by author

Cohen, Elizabeth.

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ISBN 10: 0375507272 / ISBN 13: 9780375507274
Published by Random House Inc, New York, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Cream spine w/ beige bds. Author's presentation to "Karin" on half-title pg. Clean text. Unblemished dust jacket. Collectible condition. 7120 shelf. Bookseller Inventory # 051996

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Title: The House on Beartown Road: A Memoir of ...

Publisher: Random House Inc, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Gail Belenson dj

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this beautiful book, Elizabeth Cohen gives us a true and moving portrait of the love and courage of a family.

Elizabeth, a member of the “sandwich generation”—people caught in the middle, simultaneously caring for their children and for their aging parents—is the mother of Ava and the daughter of Daddy, and responsible for both. Hers is the story of a woman’s struggle to keep her family whole, to raise her child in a house of laughter and love, and to keep her father from hiding the house keys in his slippers.

In this story full of everyday triumphs, first steps, and elderly confusion, Ava, a baby, finds each new picture, each new word, each new song, something to learn greedily, joyfully. Daddy is a man in his twilight years for whom time moves slowly and lessons are not learned but quietly, frustratingly forgotten. Elizabeth, a suddenly single mother with a career and a mortgage and a hamper of laundry, finds her world spiraling out of control yet full of beauty. Faced with mounting disasters, she chooses to confront life head-on.

Written in wonderful prose and imbued with an unquenchable spirit, The House on Beartown Road takes us on a journey through the remarkable landscape that is family.

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“The adventure and peril of everyday living captured in language that’s light, beautiful, and razor-sharp.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The book is poignant and sad, funny and real, and highlights what is universally nutty about living with other people.” —Melissa Fay Greene, author of The Temple Bombing and Praying for Sheetrock

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