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The Resource Don't you ever : my mother and her secret son, Mary Carter Bishop

Don't you ever : my mother and her secret son, Mary Carter Bishop

Label
Don't you ever : my mother and her secret son
Title
Don't you ever
Title remainder
my mother and her secret son
Statement of responsibility
Mary Carter Bishop
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While applying for a passport as an adult, Mary Carter Bishop made a shocking discovery: she had a secret half brother. Her mother told Mary Carter that the abandoned boy was a "youthful mistake" from an encounter with a married man. Nine years later, Mary Carter tracked Ronnie down at the barbershop where he worked and found a near-broken man -- someone kind and happy to meet her, but someone deeply and irreversibly damaged by a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of an uncaring system. He was also disfigured due to a rare condition that would eventually kill him. Digging deep into her family's lives for understanding, Mary Carter unfolds a sweeping narrative of religious intolerance, poverty, fear, ambition, class, and social expectations. A riveting memoir about a family haunted by a shameful secret, Don't You Ever is a powerful story of a woman's search for her long-hidden sibling and of the factors that profoundly impact our individual destinies." -- Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bishop, Mary Carter
Dewey number
  • 306.875/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759.96
LC item number
.B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bishop, Mary Carter
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Family secrets
  • Acromegaly
Label
Don't you ever : my mother and her secret son, Mary Carter Bishop
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Two funerals -- Losing the brother I hardly knew -- Losing the mother I thought I knew -- Part II: The parents who raised me -- My mother: gentle hands and foul moods -- My father: joy, wonder, and self-hate -- Part III: Our world -- The kingdom of the rich -- The people in the big house -- Part IV: The lie -- Original shame -- On her own -- Polly and Roy -- Freaky little bastard -- Truth at the kitchen stove --Part V: Finding and losing Ronnie -- I walk into his barbershop -- We get acquainted -- What was wrong -- Trying to help -- Losses, gains, losses -- Part VI: Learning still -- Unearthing Ronnie -- Our family shrivels -- Part VII: A finder sifting -- I draw closer -- Walking with them
Control code
on1042160724
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780062400734
Lccn
bl2018072649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062400734
  • (OCoLC)1042160724
Label
Don't you ever : my mother and her secret son, Mary Carter Bishop
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Two funerals -- Losing the brother I hardly knew -- Losing the mother I thought I knew -- Part II: The parents who raised me -- My mother: gentle hands and foul moods -- My father: joy, wonder, and self-hate -- Part III: Our world -- The kingdom of the rich -- The people in the big house -- Part IV: The lie -- Original shame -- On her own -- Polly and Roy -- Freaky little bastard -- Truth at the kitchen stove --Part V: Finding and losing Ronnie -- I walk into his barbershop -- We get acquainted -- What was wrong -- Trying to help -- Losses, gains, losses -- Part VI: Learning still -- Unearthing Ronnie -- Our family shrivels -- Part VII: A finder sifting -- I draw closer -- Walking with them
Control code
on1042160724
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780062400734
Lccn
bl2018072649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062400734
  • (OCoLC)1042160724

Library Locations

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      25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824, US
      42.5945374 -71.3516266
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