Coverart for item
The Resource The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams

The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams

Label
The hope in leaving : a memoir
Title
The hope in leaving
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
"On the day she is leaving town to escape her troubled family and to start over at twenty-four--she finds a note on her mother's door. Her brother has shot himself. In stories that face reality so squarely they express what usually goes unsaid--from exhilaration to despair--Barbara Williams remembers her childhood leading up to this moment. Her father is a logger, nomad, and born dreamer. Her mother has too many kids and never enough money to support or protect them. The family keeps on the move, shedding a grand total of twenty-seven homes. Williams remembers having one hope as a child, 'the hope in leaving and doing better next time.' But poverty, mental illness, substances abuse, and injustice pursued them wherever they went. They lived smalltown life hard and suffered, most of all her brother--the fearless star of their childhood adventures and misadventures. Williams writes, 'We grew up like wild animals with the wrong set of instincts for our environment.' It might be said it's a miracle she survived to bring us these stories. In doing so, Williams proves there is one thing that can survive the worst of life and even death: love without judgment"
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Barbara
Dewey number
306.85086/94209711
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Barbara
  • Williams, Barbara
  • Coming of age
  • Loggers
  • Logging
  • Migrant laborers' families
  • Poor families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Actresses
  • British Columbia
Label
The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
44912547
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781609806729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44912547
  • (Sirsi) 44912547
Label
The hope in leaving : a memoir, Barbara Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
44912547
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781609806729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44912547
  • (Sirsi) 44912547

Library Locations

    • Ruth Faulkner Public Library - City of BelmontBorrow it
      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
Processing Feedback ...