Mary Coin: A Novel by Marisa Silver

Mary Coin: A Novel

byMarisa Silver

Kobo ebook | March 7, 2013

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Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter.
 
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression. In present day, Walker Dodge, a professor of cultural history, stumbles upon a family secret embedded in the now-famous picture. In luminous prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow—a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life.

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“In the eyes of the world, the woman in the iconic photo called Migrant Mother has become a symbol of the devastation of the Great Depression. But outside of the instant of the picture, what was her life? Who was the baby in her arms? What was behind her eyes? In Mary Coin, Marisa Silver imagines a life for that mother, for the photo...

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Title:Mary Coin: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 7, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101611073

ISBN - 13:9781101611074

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