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The Resource The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden

The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden

Label
The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers
Title
The seasons of my mother
Title remainder
a memoir of love, family, and flowers
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Gay Harden
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America's most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives--Beverly, a proper Dallas lady, and Thad, a young naval officer--she always had a knack for storytelling, role-playing, and adventure. As a military family, the Hardens moved often, and their travels abroad eventually took them to Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, during the Vietnam War era. It was here that Beverly, amid the many challenges of raising her family abroad, found her own self-expression in ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. Using the philosophy of ikebana as her starting point, Marcia Gay Harden intertwines the seasons of her mother's life with her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist in New York City to Academy Award-winning actress. With a razor-sharp wit, as well as the kind of emotional honesty that has made her performances resonate with audiences worldwide, Marcia captures the joys and losses of life even as her precious mother gracefully strives to maintain her identity while coming to grips with Alzheimer's disease. Powerful and incredibly stirring, The Seasons of My Mother illustrates the unforgettable vulnerability and beauty of motherhood, as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: she remembers."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H224
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden
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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
Contents
Prologue: My mother's flower path -- Spring. My mother is a brightly ribboned maypole ; My mother is a crescent moon ; My mother holds me like Mary holds Jesus -- Summer: My mother flies with Superwoman ; My mother is an orange hibiscus in a brown coffee cup ; My mother is a miraculous bamboo -- Fall: My mother is a driftwood ballerina ; My mother is a bottle of extra virgin olive oil ; My mother is a silver-wrapped piece of Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum -- Winter: My mother is a Harry Winston diamond ; My mother is a star navigator ; My mother is an Easter Bunny in a white confectioner's egg
Control code
on1027731970
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781501135705
Lccn
2017049024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952647759
  • (OCoLC)1027731970
Label
The seasons of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers, Marcia Gay Harden
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
Contents
Prologue: My mother's flower path -- Spring. My mother is a brightly ribboned maypole ; My mother is a crescent moon ; My mother holds me like Mary holds Jesus -- Summer: My mother flies with Superwoman ; My mother is an orange hibiscus in a brown coffee cup ; My mother is a miraculous bamboo -- Fall: My mother is a driftwood ballerina ; My mother is a bottle of extra virgin olive oil ; My mother is a silver-wrapped piece of Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum -- Winter: My mother is a Harry Winston diamond ; My mother is a star navigator ; My mother is an Easter Bunny in a white confectioner's egg
Control code
on1027731970
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781501135705
Lccn
2017049024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952647759
  • (OCoLC)1027731970

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