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The escape artist

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"Helen Fremont's bestselling memoir, After Long Silence, published in 1991 and still very much in print, vividly recounts her discovery in adulthood that her parents were not Catholics, as she thought (having herself been raised in that faith), but Jewish Holocaust survivors living invented lives. Not even their names were their own. In her frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny new memoir, Fremont delves even deeper into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret-keeping. She begins her story with the discovery that she has been disinherited in her mother's will, her existence as a member of the family erased, and she writes with unflinching candor about growing up in a household whose members were devoted to hiding the truth. The younger and infinitely more pliant of two sisters, she was affected from early childhood by her family's obsessive focus on the unsteady mental health of her older sister, Lara, and by their alternating bouts of pushing away and demanding loyalty from her, all in service to supporting deep-seated family myths"--

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Mount Morris Library 940.53 Fre (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52123300276240
Available
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Naples Library B FREMONT (Text)
Adult Biographies
52124300385213
Checked out
06/30/2020
Palmyra Community Library 92 FREMONT (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52127300417944
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library 940.53 FRE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52148300526302
Available
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 940.53 FRE (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52150300552916
Checked out
06/30/2020
Williamson Public Library B FREMONT (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300744626
Checked out
06/30/2020

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