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Ma Speaks Up: And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back

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Ma Speaks Up: And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back

By  Marianne Leone , Narrated by  Marianne Leone
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Marianne Leone's Ma is in many senses a larger than life character who shatters expectations (and glass picture frames). Born on a farm in Italy, Linda finds her way to the U.S. under dark circumstances. She never has full command of English, especially when questioned by authorities, and when she is suddenly widowed with three young children, she has few options. To her daughter's horror and misery, she becomes the school lunch lady. Ma Speaks Up is a record of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, with the wrong family, in the wrong religion. Though Marianne's girlhood is flooded with shame, it's equally packed with adventure, love, great cooking, and above all humor. The stories she tells will speak to anyone who has struggled with outsider status in any form, and of course to mothers and their blemished, cherished, girls.

ISBN: 9781520090412

ISBN-10: 9781520090412

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Publication Date: 11/06/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/06/2017 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Personal Memoirs

Parenting - Motherhood

Emigration & Immigration

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