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My Turquoise Years: A Memoir
"My Turquoise Years" is a touching, funny, and elegantly written account of a 13-year-old girl's life. Throughout her childhood, Marion Farrant had heard stories of the sophisticated life her mother, Nancy, led aboard cruise ships and in Australia. The exotic world of furs, jewels, cigarette holders, and handsome men seemed miles away from the west coast hamlet where Mario ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Greystone Books
(first published March 22nd 2004)
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Enjoyed the play so I wanted to read the book. Liked the dialogue interspersed amongst the description. A chunk of time (1960) which was manageable with a little about 1964 and finally meeting her mother Nancy after a failed attempt in 1960. Great metaphor, humour, and character arc (decisions made, things cleared up). trying to mimic a little of her writing style. Nice to read about Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Oct 02, 2011 Rebekkila rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I liked this book, it seems like one of those situations where the child was better off being raised by her dad and his side of the family than she ould have been if she was raised by her mother.