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What We Carry: A Memoir

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In caring for her aging mother and her own young daughter, writer Maya Shanbhag Lang--"a new voice of the highest caliber" (Rebecca Makkai)--confronts the legacy of family myths and how the stories shared between parents and children reverberate through generations: a deeply moving memoir about immigrants and their native-born children, the complicated love between mothers ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Dial Press (first published April 27th 2020)
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    Amber
    Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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    This is a book Ill be buying the minute it hits the shelves. Im never going to be able to do this story justice in a review, but I can say without any hesitation that its a story that will resonate with anyone who has experienced life with an aging parent. It was an emotional gut punch of the best kind.

    I intend to give this book a reread as it nears its release in April of 2020 and will update my thoughts at that time. For now: add this to your TBR. Its going to be
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    Claudia Silk
    Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This is a gorgeously written memoir about mothers and daughters. The writing was not only so beautiful but so many things resonated deep within me. Highly recommend for all mothers or daughters.
    Nadia
    Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Maybe at our most maternal, we arent mothers at all. Were daughters, reaching back in time for the mothers we wish wed had and then finding ourselves.

    What begins as a self-reflected motherhood becomes an externalized motherhood, becoming mother to a mother, and discovering that mothers are not perfect. This might not be a shock to most people, but it was to Lang, who discovers things about her mother that fundamentally alter everything she knew about how her mother survived, planned, and lived
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    Maya Shanbhag Lang is the author of What We Carry: A Memoir, forthcoming from Random House in April 2020, and The Sixteenth of June (Scribner). She has been featured in The Washington Post, In Style, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and was a Finalist for the Audie Awards for best audio book.

    Winner the 2017 Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction and the 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation-Bread Loaf Scholarship in
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