Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love by Debra Gwartney

Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love

byDebra Gwartney

Kobo ebook | February 17, 2010

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An “achingly beautiful” memoir about a mother’s mission to rescue her two teenage daughters from the streets and bring them back home (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

After a miserably failed marriage, Debra Gwartney moves with her four young daughters to Eugene, Oregon, for a new job and what she hopes will be a new life for herself and her family. The two oldest, Amanda, 14, and Stephanie, 13, blame their mother for what happened, and one day the two run off together—to the streets of their own city, then San Francisco, then nowhere to be found. The harrowing subculture of the American runaway, with its random violence, its horrendously dangerous street drugs, and its patchwork of hidden shelters is captured by Gwartney with brilliant intensity in Live Through This as she sets out to find her girls. Though she thought she could hold her family together by love alone, Gwartney recognizes over the course of her search where she failed. It's a testament to her strength—and to the resilience of her daughters—that after several years they are a family again, forged by both forgiveness and love.

Title:Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed LoveFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 17, 2010Publisher:Mariner BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:054734788X

ISBN - 13:9780547347882

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