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Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 MOO (Text) 33500013152129 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780306922688
  • ISBN: 0306922681
  • Physical Description: xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
Moorer turns her lyrical storytelling powers to recount the events leading up to the moment that forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, with whom she shares an unbreakable bond. Gorgeously written, this work delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame, and trauma--and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Country musician Moorer grew up in Frankville, Alabama, with her older sister, Shelby, and their parents, Frank and Lynn. One early August morning in 1986, Frank shot and murdered his wife before turning the gun on himself. Moorer was 14 at the time, Shelby was 17. Moorer's memoir is full of backstory—memories, current notes and thoughts, and well-described metaphors that come together fluidly, all told with grit and lyrical prose. Moorer's thoughtful, introspective reflections are painted with an artist's brush. Her writing is beautiful and gripping and will stop readers in their tracks. "Home is not a place . . . . Home, for me, is now some kind of peace." She deals with the anger, shame, confusion, and love for the raging alcoholic man who was abusive and cruel to her sister, their mother, and to the dogs as well. Moorer also begs readers to see more than what happened that day; to glimpse the musical talent of her mom, the resilience of Moorer and her sister, and their life in the country. Both Moorer and her sister have become well known for their singing and songwriting; both have been broken but are healing together. Memoir lovers will find this a must-read. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Country musician Moorer grew up in Frankville, Alabama, with her older sister, Shelby, and their parents, Frank and Lynn. One early August morning in 1986, Frank shot and murdered his wife before turning the gun on himself. Moorer was 14 at the time, Shelby was 17. Moorer's memoir is full of backstory—memories, current notes and thoughts, and well-described metaphors that come together fluidly, all told with grit and lyrical prose. Moorer's thoughtful, introspective reflections are painted with an artist's brush. Her writing is beautiful and gripping and will stop readers in their tracks. "Home is not a place . . . . Home, for me, is now some kind of peace." She deals with the anger, shame, confusion, and love for the raging alcoholic man who was abusive and cruel to her sister, their mother, and to the dogs as well. Moorer also begs readers to see more than what happened that day; to glimpse the musical talent of her mom, the resilience of Moorer and her sister, and their life in the country. Both Moorer and her sister have become well known for their singing and songwriting; both have been broken but are healing together. Memoir lovers will find this a must-read. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Allison Moorer has been nominated for Academy, Grammy, Americana Music Association, and Academy of Country Music Awards. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in New York City and Nashville.
allisonmoorer.com / @1allisonmoorer

Subject: Moorer, Allison.
Singers > United States > Biography.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
Singers.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.

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