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The Resource What we carry : a memoir, by Maya Shanbhag Lang

What we carry : a memoir, by Maya Shanbhag Lang

Label
What we carry : a memoir
Title
What we carry
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Maya Shanbhag Lang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How much can you judge another woman's choices? What if that woman is your mother? Maya Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished psychologist who immigrated to the United States from India, completed her residency and earned an American medical degree--all while nurturing young children and keeping a traditional Indian home. Maya grew up with her mother's stories ringing in her ears, motivating her, encouraging her, offering solace when she needed it. But after Maya moves across the country and becomes a mother herself, everything changes. Their connection, which had once seemed so invulnerable, begins to fray. Maya's mother, once attentive and capable, becomes a grandmother who is cold and distant. As Maya herself confronts the challenges of motherhood, she realizes that the one person on whom she has always relied cannot be there for her. But she does not understand why. Maya begins to reexamine the stories of her childhood in search of answers to her questions about what is happening to her family. Who is her mother, really? Were the stories she told--about life in India, about what it means to be an immigrant in America, about what it means to be a mother--ever really true? Affecting, raw, and poetic, What We Carry is one woman's investigation into her mother's past, the myths she believed, the truths she learned, and her realization that being able to accept both myth and reality is what has finally brought her into adulthood. This is the story of a daughter and her mother, of lies and truths, of being cared by and caring for; it is the story of how we can never really grow up until we fully understand the people who raised us."--Provided by publisher
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10889472
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lang, Maya
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lang, Maya
  • Lang, Maya
  • Women authors, American
  • East Indian American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Secrecy
Label
What we carry : a memoir, by Maya Shanbhag Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780525512394
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2019018845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1108788220
  • on1108788220
  • OCoLC
Label
What we carry : a memoir, by Maya Shanbhag Lang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780525512394
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2019018845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1108788220
  • on1108788220
  • OCoLC

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