Missing: A Memoir

Missing: A Memoir

by Cornelia Maude Spelman
     
 

Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Maude Spelman’s memoir of her family springs from a meeting and subsequent friendship with the late, legendary New Yorker editor William MaxwellIn the 1920s, he and her parents had been friends as undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Spelman hints at what she thinks of as

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Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Maude Spelman’s memoir of her family springs from a meeting and subsequent friendship with the late, legendary New Yorker editor William MaxwellIn the 1920s, he and her parents had been friends as undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Spelman hints at what she thinks of as the failure of her parents’ lives, he counters that “in a good novel one doesn’t look for a success story, but for a story that moves one with its human drama and richness of experience.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900810127127
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Part One: My Mother's Story
1. Love, Bill
2. Betrayals
3. Smoke
4. Heirs
5. A Late-Night Thought
6. Paranoia
7. Finding out
8. Records of the Deceased
9. A Second Opinion
10. Finding Frank

Part Two: My Mother's Past
11. Sacred Lands
12. 1918
13. After a Lifetime of Silence
14. Oceans of Love
15. A Sort of Glad, Wild Song
16. Returning
17. Everything's Beautiful

Acknowledgments

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