This is How We Leave

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Publisher Description

We all run from something, but do we have to leave? 

Against a background of family runaways, award-winning memoirist Joanne Nelson explores what it takes to stay when the going begins to dazzle and the staying seems way too ordinary. With a great grandfather who disappears, a grandfather who strays, and a father who walks away, she's lived a life liable to give way at any time. In unflinching prose that is by turns intimate and humorous, she dives deep into her own role (and even culpability) in a childhood marked by disruption, emotional abuse, and parental alcoholism.  

Nelson's working-class roots and catholic school girl upbringing, experimentation with all things negative, and hopeful creation of a new family life all serve a passionate story that examines the many ways we leave our communities, our families, and even ourselves. It will surprise no one that she became a psychotherapist-working with families, children, and in schools to help others on a similar journey. Her innovative observations and careful attention to detail create an engaging narrative of just how quickly our pasts become the now-and just what we're going to do about it!  

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2020
August 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
180
Pages
PUBLISHER
Vine Leaves Press
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

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