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Heart berries : a memoir / Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane.

Mailhot, Terese Marie, (author.). Alexie, Sherman, 1966- (writer of introduction.). Kane, Joan Naviyuk, (writer of afterword.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 7 total copies.

Summary:

"Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father-an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist-who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 362.19680092 .M219h 2018 (Text) 37814003166312 NON-FICTION Book None 04/26/2018 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 921 MAILH 2018 (Text) 39705000042795 New Book Shelf Book None 07/08/2020 Checked out 06/26/2021
Dufur School Community Library B MAI (Text) 370211000023932 BIOGRAPHIES Book Branch_Only_6months 02/27/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library 362.19685 MAI 2018 (Text) 33892100526004 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/30/2018 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 921 Mailh (Text) 37862000409102 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/28/2018 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 921 M282 (Text) 37801000604064 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/04/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library B MAILH (Text) 33892006295134 BIOGRAPHIES New/High Demand None 02/12/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781619023345
  • ISBN: 1619023342
  • Physical Description: xvi, 142 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father-an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist-who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mailhot, Terese Marie > Health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Patients > Northwest, Pacific > Biography.
Manic-depressive persons > Northwest, Pacific > Biography.
Indian women > Northwest, Pacific > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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