Mother Winter

Mother Winter

A Memoir

Book - 2019 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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"A literary memoir about fleeing the Soviet Union, where she abandoned her estranged, alcoholic mother, and the author's subsequent quest to find the mother she left behind, after emigrating to America and becoming a mother herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781501193088
1501193082
9781501193095
1501193090
Branch Call Number: B PFAFF-SHALMIYEV, S.
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 22 cm

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May 17, 2019

There are so many pointless and frivolous memoirs out there, that one can be understandably suspicious of the entire genre. Sophia Shalmiyev, who grew up in Soviet Russia before immigrating to America (she now lives in Portland), has written an intense, visceral, and emotionally wrenching book about, among other things, Russia, her mother, being a mother, alcoholism, sex, and culture. It's all the more impressive because it's her first book. One of my favorite books of 2019 (so far).

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