Monday, July 18, 2011
In her poignant and extraordinary memoir Wishing for Snow, Minrose Gwin sets out to rediscover her mother in the poems, letters, newspaper clippings, and quixotic lists that Erin left behind after her death. The result is an unforgettable true story of a Southern family and the tragic figure at its center—and a loving daughter’s determination to find the mother she never knew.
In this memoir, Gwin sets out to discover the person her mother was. While shifting through her mother's diaries, poems, and other writings left behind by the elusive Erin, the author is able to piece together the story of her mother's life. This novel is a haunting look at mental illness.
Personally, the story flowed better after getting past the first few chapters which heavily relied on family history. I enjoyed reading the little snippets of Gwin's mother's life, which resulted in a memorable story.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book for review by the author and TLC Tours. The thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.
Review: Wishing for Snow
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