Heart berries : a memoir
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Alexie, Sherman, 1966- author of introduction.
Kane, Joan Naviyuk, author of afterword.
Published
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2018].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781619023345, 1619023342
Physical Desc
xvi, 142 pages ; 21 cm
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Bedford - Nonfiction - BiographyB MailhotOn Shelf
Danforth Library - NEC Main CollectionRC552.P67 M3555 2018On Shelf
Manchester City Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor - Biography ShelvesB MAILHOT, T.On Shelf
Wadleigh Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Adult Nonfiction362.19685 MaiOn Shelf

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Published
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2018].
Language
English
ISBN
9781619023345, 1619023342

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"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."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mailhot, T. M., Alexie, S., & Kane, J. N. (2018). Heart berries: a memoir . Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mailhot, Terese Marie, Sherman Alexie and Joan Naviyuk, Kane. 2018. Heart Berries: A Memoir. Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mailhot, Terese Marie, Sherman Alexie and Joan Naviyuk, Kane. Heart Berries: A Memoir Counterpoint, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mailhot, Terese Marie,, Sherman Alexie, and Joan Naviyuk Kane. Heart Berries: A Memoir Counterpoint, 2018.

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