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Liz Psaltis | 62 comments Can you kindly add this title as an entry on Goodreads?
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Title: MAMAJI: A Memoir

Author: Elisheba Haqq

ISBN Ebook: 978-1-947175-35-8, Paperback: 978-1947175242


Publisher: Serving House Books

Publication date: October 13, 2020

Format: E-book and paperback

Page count: 304 pages


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Having lost her mother at age three, Elisheba has lived all her life knowing very little of her mother. She sets out to connect with the shadows her mother has left behind.

Elisheba Haqq, the youngest of seven children has lost her mother, Mamaji to cancer. She is living with a cold and unfeeling stepmother and searching for answers. The small-town Minnesotans believe the family members are the "perfect immigrants." Nothing could be further from the truth.

Haqq offers an honest and atypical perspective in her memoir Mamaji. She's not the usual Indian immigration success story. She doesn't attend an Ivy League college, have a Bollywood-inspired wedding or become a neurosurgeon. Instead, with humor and introspection, she shares how she and her siblings contend with a manipulative stepmother. Elisheba battles to salvage her father's love while the fast-fading memory of her mother lingers in the background. Despite her absence, Mamaji gives her children grit and a deep devotion for each other enabling them to flourish despite their home life.

Mamaji is a story about a daughter longing to connect with her lost mother. It's about a mother's bond to her children and how her love brings great strength and resilience. It's a story of redemption and forgiveness despite blatant injustice and deceit. It proves a difficult past does not determine future love and happiness.

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Liz Psaltis | 62 comments Hello! I see the title today is up, partially. It's missing the print book ISBN edition, the ASIN isn't listed, and the cover is missing. I have the cover and can send that as needed to ensure this listing is correct. Here's the link to the partial listing on GR so far that needs to be fleshed out with these other elements:

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