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You don't have to say you love me : a memoir

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"Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive" --

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Avon Free Library 818.540 ALE (Text)
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Clifton Springs Library Bio Alexie (Text)
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Naples Library B ALEXIE (Text)
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Victor Farmington Library BIO ALE (Text)
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 923 ALEXIE (Text)
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