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Bastards: A Memoir

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In the early 1980s, Mary Hall grew up in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, with her older brother Jacob and parents who, in her words, were great at making babies, but not so great at holding on to them . After her father leaves the family, she is raised among a commune of mothers in a low-income housing complex. Then Mary's mother sends her away to live with her maternal grandparents who have also been raising her younger sister, Rebecca. When Mary is legally adopted by her grandparents, the result is a family story like no other. Mary gets ... Read more

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WW Norton & Co
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New York, United States
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About Mary Anna King
Mary Anna King was born in southern New Jersey and grew up in Oklahoma City. After studying English literature at Colgate University, she moved to Los Angeles, where she lives and writes.

Reviews for Bastards: A Memoir
Sheer gorgeousness.
Boston Globe Gregarious, soul-baring.
Elle Painful and heartfelt.
Minneapolis Star Tribune Fearlessly untangles the complicated story of a family plagued by abundant loss who nevertheless redefine what it means to love and forgive.
New York Times Book Review A wise and indispensable meditation on the true ... Read more

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