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The Resource Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane

Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane

Label
Heart berries : a memoir
Title
Heart berries
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father-an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist-who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world."
Summary
Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622110
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mailhot, Terese Marie,
Dewey number
  • 362.19685/210092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC552.P67
LC item number
M3555 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mailhot, Terese Marie
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Indian women
Target audience
adult
Label
Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane
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
Contents
Indian condition -- Heart berries -- Indian sick -- In a pecan field -- Your black eye and my birth -- I know I'll go -- Little Mountain Woman -- The leaving deficit -- Thunder Being Honey Bear -- Indian condition -- Better parts
Control code
21293528
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 142 pages
Isbn
9781619023345
Lccn
2017051069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)994578253
Label
Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane
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
Indian condition -- Heart berries -- Indian sick -- In a pecan field -- Your black eye and my birth -- I know I'll go -- Little Mountain Woman -- The leaving deficit -- Thunder Being Honey Bear -- Indian condition -- Better parts
Control code
21293528
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 142 pages
Isbn
9781619023345
Lccn
2017051069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)994578253

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