The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2011
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This moving, compassionately candid memoir by artist and children's book author Bartok describes a life dominated by her gifted but schizophrenic mother Norma Herr. After Norma Herr's sometimes violent schizophrenic episodes became too much to bear, Mira Bartok and her sister changed their names and cut off all contact in order to keep themselves safe. After seventeen years Mira would discover that her mother was homeless and dying. On her deathbed she gave Mira and her sister the key to a storage unit filled with items from the past, items that would trigger a flood of memories.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, pc2011
ISBN: 9781452600253
Branch Call Number: CD B BARTOK
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Huber, Hillary


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May 29, 2012

I love stories about dysfunctional families. This is about the author and her mentaly unstable mother, and their complex relationship. Pretty good.

skinny3497 Mar 17, 2012

hard to follow at times, glad I listened.


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