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The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
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Mar 06, 2011

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bookshelves: adult, memoir, nonfiction

Mira discusses her life growing up with her mother, a schizophrenic in Cleveland, OH. As she grows up her mother becomes more and more ill, and is eventually homeless. Mira explains her relationship with her mother through pieces of artwork and phases of her life that are intertwined with interesting knowledge from her work in museums. She is called back to Cleveland to care for her mother in hospice, as she lay dying from cancer.

This book was pretty good. I read the first half pretty quickly, then about halfway through I had to push myself to finish. I think anyone who read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls would enjoy this book.

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