Wishing For Snow: A Memoir

Paperback | June 21, 2011

byMinrose Gwin

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Inthe tradition of Jeanette Walls’ TheGlass Castle and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, novelist Minrose Gwin offers a beautifullycrafted memoir of rediscovering her mother, the mentally ill poet Erin Taylor,after a life of growing up with her in the South. In an intimate, surprising,emotional, and ultimately uplifting journey into her mother’s past, Gwin, the critically acclaimed author of The Queen ofPalmyra, offers both a daughter’ssoulful elegy to the mother who raised her, and a powerful tribute from onestrong female writer to another—the Erin Taylor that Minrosenever knew.

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Inthe tradition of Jeanette Walls’ TheGlass Castle and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, novelist Minrose Gwin offers a beautifullycrafted memoir of rediscovering her mother, the mentally ill poet Erin Taylor,after a life of growing up with her in the South. In an intimate, surprising,emotional, and ultimately uplifting journey into he...

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A daughter's brave and beautiful tribute to a remarkable damaged soul . . . For novelist Minrose Gwin, growing up was a time of chaos and uncertainty, the result of? being raised by a parent with a serious mental illness. Life with poet Erin Taylor was unpredictable at best and painful at the worst times, as she spiraled ever deeper in...

Minrose Gwin is the author ofThe Queen of Palmyra. She has written three scholarly books, coeditedThe Literature of the American South, and teaches contemporary fiction at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

other books by Minrose Gwin

The Queen Of Palmyra: A Novel
The Queen Of Palmyra: A Novel

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:June 21, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062046349

ISBN - 13:9780062046345

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