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At the narrow waist of the world : a memoir

Author: Marlena Maduro Baraf
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press , 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Growing up in the steamy tropics of Catholic Panama in the 1950s and '60s, Marlena is raised by a lively family of Spanish Jews, her many tíos and tías providing her with a loving refuge from the difficulties of life, including the frequent absences of her mentally ill mother. But at fifteen, Marlena must pull away from her troubled parent, leave the center of her world and enter an entirely new one--crossing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Named Person: Marlena Maduro Baraf; Marlena Maduro Baraf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlena Maduro Baraf
ISBN: 9781631525889 1631525883
OCLC Number: 1110505028
Description: xiv, 167 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Marlena Maduro Baraf.

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In this lush and vivid coming-of-age memoir about a mother's mental illness and the healing power of a loving Jewish and Hispanic extended family, young Marlena must pull away from her mother, leave  Read more...

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"With sensitivity and candor, Baraf examines mental illness, immigration, forgiveness, and community-all framed within the precocity of her life's circumstances."-Ms. Magazine"At the Narrow Waist of Read more...

 
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MIDWEST REVIEW: Deftly written, impressively candid, insightfully presented, "At the Narrow Waist of the World: A Memoir" is an extraordinary and memorable read -- and one that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly...
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