Mom & Me & Mom (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14761930

Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, includingI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among themPhenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.


From the Hardcover edition.
The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.

For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.

Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

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ISBN 9780804120937
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 205
Publisher Date 2013-04-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Random House Large Print
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.52 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Large Print
Audience General/trade
Authors Angelou, Maya
Country of Origin United States

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