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The Resource Song of the plains : a family memoir, Linda Joy Myers

Song of the plains : a family memoir, Linda Joy Myers

Label
Song of the plains : a family memoir
Title
Song of the plains
Title remainder
a family memoir
Statement of responsibility
Linda Joy Myers
Title variation
Song of the plains
Title variation remainder
a memoir of family, secrets and silence
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since she was a child, Linda Joy Myers felt the power of the past. As the third daughter in her family to be abandoned or estranged by a mother, she observed the consequences of that heritage on the women she loved as well as herself. But thanks to the stories told to her by her great-grandmother, Myers received a gift that proved crucial in her life: the idea that everyone is a walking storybook, and that we all have within us the key to a deeper understanding of life--the secret stories that make themselves known even without words. Song of the Plains is a weaving of family history that starts in the Oklahoma plains and spans over forty years as Myers combs through dusty archives, family stories, and genealogy online. She discovers the secrets that help to explain the fractures in her family, and the ways in which her mother and grandmother found a way not only to survive the great challenges of their eras, but to thrive despite mental illness and abuse. She discovers how decisions made long ago broke her family apart--and she makes it her life's work to change her family story from one of abuse and loss to one of finding and creating a new story of hope, forgiveness, healing, and love." -- Page 4 of cover
Summary
How do you disentangle yourself from generations of loss, abuse, and neglect? This is the burning question that drove Linda Joy Myers to doggedly research her family history—a journey that ultimately allowed her to break the chain of abandonment and abuse that was her legacy
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Writing style
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10576500
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1945-
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Myers, Linda Joy
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Myers, Linda Joy
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of family, secrets, and silence
Label
Song of the plains : a family memoir, Linda Joy Myers
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961161101
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781631522161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961161101
Label
Song of the plains : a family memoir, Linda Joy Myers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961161101
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781631522161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961161101

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