Veronica's Grave (Paperback)

A Daughter's Memoir

By Barbara Bracht Donsky

She Writes Press, 9781631520747, 338pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

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2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award: Silver for Memoir 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards: Finalist 2017 Independent Press Award: Distinguished Favorite for Memoir 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards: Memoir Finalist 2016 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for Non-fiction Memoir New York Public Library Top Pick Summer 2017
When Barbara Bracht's mother disappears, she is left a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of her mother. Forced to keep the secret of her mother's existence from her younger brother, Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and tries to educate herself, despite her father's stance against women's education. The story is not only of loss and resilience, but one showing the power of literature--from Little Orphan Annie to Prince Valiant to the incomparable Nancy Drew--to offer hope where there is little. Told with true literary sensibility, this captivating memoir asks us to consider what it is that parents owe their children, and how far a child need go to make things right for her family.