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The Resource You don't have to say you love me : a memoir, Sherman Alexie

You don't have to say you love me : a memoir, Sherman Alexie

Label
You don't have to say you love me : a memoir
Title
You don't have to say you love me
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sherman Alexie
Title variation
You do not have to say you love me
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents a literary memoir of poems, essays, and intimate family photos that reflect on the author's complicated relationship with his mother and his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation
  • "Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship." -- Publisher's description
Summary
The author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian presents a literary memoir of poems, essays and intimate family photos that reflect his complicated feelings about his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation with his siblings and alcoholic parents
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10564904
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexie, Sherman
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Authors, American
  • Mothers and sons
  • Indians of North America
  • Large type books
  • Mothers and sons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Large type books
  • Authors, American
  • Indians of North America
  • Mothers and sons
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
You don't have to say you love me : a memoir, Sherman Alexie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1912229
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
613 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316396776
Lccn
2016958327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316396776
  • (OCoLC)956688017
Label
You don't have to say you love me : a memoir, Sherman Alexie
Publication
Copyright
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
1912229
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
613 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316396776
Lccn
2016958327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316396776
  • (OCoLC)956688017

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