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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.

The house on Mary Street was home to Jennifer; her older brother B.J.; their hardworking father, who smelled like aftershave and read her Snow White; and their mother, who called her little daughter Sunshine and embraced Jackie Kennedy's sense of style. Through a child's eyes, the skies of Carson City were forever blue, and life was perfect &3151; a world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with hairspray, powder, and a kiss on the cheek....But soon, everything Jennifer has come to love and rely on begins to crumble, sending her on a roller coaster of loss and loneliness. In a world unhinged by tragedy, where beautiful mothers die and families are warped by more than they can bear, a young girl must transcend a landscape of pain and mistreatment to discover her richest resource: her own unshakable will to survive.

Review:

"This is one of those rare books that captures both the innocence of the child narrator and the wisdom of the adult author....Blackbird is both a tribute to the author's mother and to her own powers of survival. I was so caught up in Jennifer's story I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, yet I didn't want this book to end." Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters

Review:

"Blackbird is Lauck's stunning testament to the inborn ability children have to survive. By the book's bittersweet final pages, you're on your feet cheering for her." Gregg Kleiner, author of Where River Turns to Sky

Review:

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

Review:

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

Review:

"A phenomenal debut." Daily News (New York)

Review:

"A standout." Newsweek

Review:

"Heart-wrenching, vividly remembered, and shockingly real." The Denver Post

Synopsis:

Lauck's heartbreaking and inspiring memoir--debuting to advance critical acclaim--tells how an ordinary child growing up under the blue skies of Carson City, Nevada, in the early 1970s lost her childhood after her world became unhinged by family tragedy.

Synopsis:

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.

The house on Mary Street was home to Jennifer; her older brother B.J.; their hardworking father, who smelled like aftershave and read her Snow White; and their mother, who called her little daughter Sunshine and embraced Jackie Kennedy's sense of style. Through a child's eyes, the skies of Carson City were forever blue, and life was perfect — a world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with hairspray, powder, and a kiss on the cheek....But soon, everything Jennifer has come to love and rely on begins to crumble, sending her on a roller coaster of loss and loneliness. In a world unhinged by tragedy, where beautiful mothers die and families are warped by more than they can bear, a young girl must transcend a landscape of pain and mistreatment to discover her richest resource: her own unshakable will to survive.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671042554
Subtitle:
A Childhood Lost and Found
Author:
Lauck, Jennifer
Publisher:
Atria
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Series:
Angel
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 20.640 oz

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Product details 416 pages Atria Books - English 9780671042554 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is one of those rare books that captures both the innocence of the child narrator and the wisdom of the adult author....Blackbird is both a tribute to the author's mother and to her own powers of survival. I was so caught up in Jennifer's story I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, yet I didn't want this book to end."
"Review" by , "Blackbird is Lauck's stunning testament to the inborn ability children have to survive. By the book's bittersweet final pages, you're on your feet cheering for her."
"Review" by , "The unblinking look of one child at a hard world. Written gloriously and movingly."
"Review" by , "A novelistic vision of a life with both hope and heartache to spare."
"Review" by , "A phenomenal debut."
"Review" by , "A standout."
"Review" by , "Heart-wrenching, vividly remembered, and shockingly real."
"Synopsis" by , Lauck's heartbreaking and inspiring memoir--debuting to advance critical acclaim--tells how an ordinary child growing up under the blue skies of Carson City, Nevada, in the early 1970s lost her childhood after her world became unhinged by family tragedy.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

The house on Mary Street was home to Jennifer; her older brother B.J.; their hardworking father, who smelled like aftershave and read her Snow White; and their mother, who called her little daughter Sunshine and embraced Jackie Kennedy's sense of style. Through a child's eyes, the skies of Carson City were forever blue, and life was perfect — a world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with hairspray, powder, and a kiss on the cheek....But soon, everything Jennifer has come to love and rely on begins to crumble, sending her on a roller coaster of loss and loneliness. In a world unhinged by tragedy, where beautiful mothers die and families are warped by more than they can bear, a young girl must transcend a landscape of pain and mistreatment to discover her richest resource: her own unshakable will to survive.

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