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The family heart : a memoir of when our son came out

Author: Robb Forman Dew
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What happens when a mother finds out her son is gay? Robb Forman Dew's account of that moment in her life, and of the subsequent journey she makes with her family from confusion to a clear and powerful commitment, is a book everyone should read. In this extraordinarily honest examination of maternal, family, and community attitudes toward homosexuality, Robb Dew not only wrestles with her own mistakes and dreams,  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robb Forman Dew
ISBN: 0201624508 9780201624502
OCLC Number: 29908903
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture. ‡5 TXA
Description: 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Safe as houses --
Familiar weather --
Blind mice --
Like home --
Caring for children --
Losing heart --
The world of other dark --
Family values: valuable families.
Responsibility: Robb Forman Dew.
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American Book Award winner Robb Forman Dew, known for her breathtaking ability to depict family love in all its ambiguity and pain, reaches deep into her own heart to write the story of finding out  Read more...

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