A Childhood Lost and Found
Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780671042561, 432pp.
Publication Date: August 28, 2001
To young Jenny, the house on Mary Street was home -- the place where she was loved, a blue-sky world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with powder and a kiss on the cheek. But when everything that Jenny had come to rely on begins to crumble, an odyssey of loss, loneliness, and a child's will to survive takes flight....
author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis
The unblinking look of one child at a hard world. Written gloriously and movingly.
author of Motherless Daughters
A beautifully written memoir -- utterly absorbing, alternately heartbreaking and inspiring.
The Denver Post
Heart-wrenching, vividly remembered, and shockingly real.
Daily News (New York)
A phenomenal debut.
A novelistic vision of a life with both hope and heartache to spare.