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The Resource The way we weren't : a memoir, Jill Talbot

The way we weren't : a memoir, Jill Talbot

Label
The way we weren't : a memoir
Title
The way we weren't
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jill Talbot
Title variation
  • Way we were not
  • way we werent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After years of futon passion, Hemingway discussions, and three-mile runs, Jill Talbot's relationship with a man carved in her doubts so deep she wrote to ignore them. And even though he was as unwilling to commit to a place or a job as Talbot was to marrying him, he insisted that she keep the baby when a pregnancy surprised them during their fourth year together. As it turned out, Kenny wasn't able to commit to a child either, so when the court ordered visitation and support for their four-month-old daughter, he vanished. His disappearing act was the catalyst for Talbot's own, as she moved her daughter through nine states in as many years--running from the memory of their failed relationship and the hope of an impossible reunion, all the while raising a daughter on her own. Then, one day while packing boxes, she found a photograph that changed everything. In this memoir-in-essays, Talbot attempts to set the record straight, even as she argues that our shared histories are merely competing stories we choose to tell ourselves. A bold look at the challenges of love and the struggles of a single mother in America today, The Way We Weren't tells a complex, unforgettable story of loss and leaving, and of how Talbot learned that writing can't bring anything back, but that because of it, nothing is ever really lost"--
Summary
"After years of futon passion, Hemingway discussions, and three-mile runs, Jill Talbot's relationship with a man carved in her doubts so deep she wrote to ignore them. And even though he was as unwilling to commit to a place or a job as Talbot was to marrying him, he insisted that she keep the baby when a pregnancy surprised them during their fourth year together. As it turned out, Kenny wasn't able to commit to a child either, so when the court ordered visitation and support for their four-month-old daughter, he vanished. His disappearing act was the catalyst for Talbot's own, as she moved her daughter through nine states in as many years--running from the memory of their failed relationship and the hope of an impossible reunion, all the while raising adaughter on her own. Then, one day while packing boxes, she found a photograph that changed everything. In this memoir-in-essays, Talbot attempts to set the record straight, even as she argues that our shared histories are merely competing stories we choose to tell ourselves. A bold look at the challenges of love and the struggles of a single mother in America today, The Way We Weren't tells a complex, unforgettable story of loss and leaving, and of how Talbot learned that writing can't bring anything back, but that because of it, nothing is ever really lost"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435293
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talbot, Jill Lynn
Dewey number
  • 306.874/32092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Talbot, Jill Lynn
  • Talbot, Jill Lynn
  • Talbot, Jill Lynn
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women authors, American
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Creative writing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The way we weren't : a memoir, Jill Talbot
Instantiates
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
ocn904801142
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781593766153
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015007338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904801142
Label
The way we weren't : a memoir, Jill Talbot
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
ocn904801142
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781593766153
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015007338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904801142

Library Locations

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