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What My Mother and I Don't Talk about: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence (Large Print / Library Binding)

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When Michele Filgate, the editor of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, wrote an essay about her stepfather’s abuse, she revealed the fracture that the abuse caused between her mother and her. The essay went viral and Filgate realized that there was much to be learned about what happens in the intimate bond between mother and child when things go unsaid. Filgate gathered 15 writers to explore the topic. Some of the essays are hilarious; others heartbreaking; but there is such strength and resilience in this collection. I kept recalling Leonard Cohen’s line, “There is a crack in everything/That’s how the light gets in.”

— S.M.C.


As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643582870
ISBN-10: 1643582879
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: August 1st, 2019
Pages: 500
Language: English
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Created At: 5/12/2019 06:08am
Last Updated At: 7/2/2022 11:03am