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The Resource The lost years : surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare, Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry

The lost years : surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare, Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry

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The lost years : surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare
Title
The lost years
Title remainder
surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry
Title variation
Lost years
Title variation remainder
surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. She gives a brutally honest description of her descent into addiction, prostitution, burglary and violent rape until her near death on the floor of a homeless shelter completely alone at the age of twenty-one. Adding a heart-wrenching counterpart to the story, Kristina's mother, Connie, tells of her powerlessness to help her addicted daughter, the break-up of her unhappy marriage and how she comes to terms with her own co-dependency. She is also faced with the worst choice a mother has to make, to close the door on Kristina, sending her onto the streets in order to save herself and protect her other children. Then follows the remarkable story of Kristina's recovery as she lives through rehab, her mother's tough love and the years of acclimating herself to living a normal life
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WWBK
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Wandzilak, Kristina
Dewey number
  • 362.29/092
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Hilary Huber and Donna Postel
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curry, Constance
  • Hubel, Hillary
  • Postel, Donna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wandzilak, Kristina
  • Curry, Constance
  • Drug addicts
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Addicts
  • Substance abuse
  • Codependency
  • Reconciliation
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The lost years : surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare, Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
48330401
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 MP3 CDs (approximately 8 hr.)
Isbn
9781515968894
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781515968894
  • (Sirsi) i9781515968894
  • (Sirsi) i9781515968894
Label
The lost years : surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare, Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
48330401
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 MP3 CDs (approximately 8 hr.)
Isbn
9781515968894
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781515968894
  • (Sirsi) i9781515968894
  • (Sirsi) i9781515968894

Library Locations

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