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On the outskirts of normal : forging a family against the grain : [a memoir]

Author: Debra Monroe
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After moving to a humble cottage outside of a tiny Texas town, Debra Monroe rids herself of an abusive husband, battles sexist contractors and workers as she renovates her home, and finally, after several disheartening letdowns, is able to adopt her beautiful baby daughter, Marie. Though elated that her dream is coming true, Monroe faces trials that befall her not just as a single mother but as a white mother of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Monroe, Debra.
On the outskirts of normal.
Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015009078
Named Person: Debra Monroe; Debra Monroe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Monroe
ISBN: 9780820349107 0820349100
OCLC Number: 921007917
Description: 1 online resource (pages
Contents: Cover; Contents; Mother Lore; How I Got Here; Homemaking; A History of Fear; Small Talk; Into the Wall; Fast-Forward, A Four Year Tunnel of Time; The Time to be Lovely is Always; First Date Jitters; How to Build a Better Fence; Inflamed Scar Tissue; The Uses of Grief; Mother's Day.
Responsibility: Debra Monroe.

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Reading On the Outskirts of Normal at times feels like driving through an unwieldy thunderstorm at night on the unlit country roads that snake their way to Debra Monroe's house in the woods; readers  Read more...

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Debra Monroe forges not only her charming family against the grain, but a remarkable canniness about motherhood and its twin perils, grief and love.--Karen Brennan "author of Being With Rachel ""

 
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