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A Childhood Lost and Found

Jennifer Lauck


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With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the 1970s and the truly extraordinary circumstances of a childhood lost. Wrenching and unforgettable, Blackbird will carry your heart away.

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....

Praise For Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found

Frank McCourt author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis The unblinking look of one child at a hard world. Written gloriously and movingly.

Hope Edelman 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.

Harper's Bazaar A novelistic vision of a life with both hope and heartache to spare.

Newsweek A standout.

Washington Square Press, 9780671042561, 432pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2001

About the Author

Jennifer Lauck is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Blackbird and its sequel, Still Waters. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Portland, Oregon.