The Tell: A Memoir
Linda Meyers takes the reader into the lives, past and present, of her Jewish family, where she re-ignites the importance their history plays in her life, representing a sad and often confrontational memoir. Although this story is about the life of the author, or rather the effects her family has had on her life, the story remains essentially about her parents, Tessie and George, but is as heavily populated as a family-tree, introducing more characters than you can poke a stick at. But with saying that, it finally pulls the story together, and everything falls into place, making sense of their inclusion.
The story begins by painting a picture of the volatile type existence her parents lived and how that drove her in wanting to learn more about who these two people were before they became responsible for her being.
It’s about relationships good and bad, it’s about broken marriages, about suicide, about love and loss, and most of all, about a mutual love a girl and her grandmother share. Along the way, this memoir throws in a few surprises. I mean what’s a good memoir without a bit of scandal, a bit of fame, and a bit of murderous history?
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|Author||Linda I. Meyers|
|Page Count||234 pages|
|Publisher||She Writes Press|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|