The Hope in Leaving: A Memoir


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"On the day she is leaving town to escape her troubled family and to start over at twenty-four--she finds a note on her mother's door. Her brother has shot himself. In stories that face reality so squarely they express what usually goes unsaid--from exhilaration to despair--Barbara Williams remembers her childhood leading up to this moment. Her father is a logger, nomad, and born dreamer. Her mother has too many kids and never enough money to support or protect them. The family keeps on the move, shedding a grand total of ...

The Hope in Leaving: A Memoir 2017, Seven Stories Press

ISBN-13: 9781609807740

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The Hope in Leaving: A Memoir 2016, Seven Stories Press

ISBN-13: 9781609806729