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Author Bruce, Teresa.

Title The other mother : a rememoir / Teresa Bruce.

Imprint Charleston, S. C. : Joggling Board Press, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    92 BRUCE,T    Available
Description 416 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes Book Club Discussion Guide.
Contents Hello friend -- Balancing act -- Byrne and Fanny -- A surfer and a dog -- The casting call -- An island of our own -- Secret marriage -- The phony marriage -- The screened porch stage -- Taking turns -- The lizard king -- Piano and a bed -- Mermaid -- Flowers for his t houghts -- Master class -- The combination -- Do not affect to be so delicate -- Alison -- Flying lessons -- The turning tide -- Silence and melancholy -- The lonely nomad -- Making music -- Breaking away -- The House of Byrne -- Wipeout -- The truthfulness of friendship -- St. Thomas -- The journal -- The Miller pair -- Duncan's dance -- The walls between -- Happy hop -- Into another room -- The mosquito -- The unanswering sea -- Dinosaurs with hula hoops -- Pretend without talking -- The naked emperor -- Grand grotesque -- Her only regret -- Fate's whirling wheel --The bastard -- The letter -- The last dance.
Summary The true story of a TV reporter and the deep bond she forges with a woman four times her age, a bond that changes her life forever... Byrne and Duncan Miller do not blend into the beautiful background that is Beaufort, South Carolina. She is an 82-year-old modern dance pioneer from Manhattan who started out on the burlesque stage during the Great Depression. He is a pipe-smoking, frustrated novelist and one of the original Mad Men of Madison Avenue. The author stumbles onto the story of their love and quickly becomes one of Byrne's "collected daughters." Their friendship is a dance between love and madness, loyalty and truth, and speaks to anyone who has ever needed and cherished the love of an "Other Mother." Bruce shares the wisdom of Byrne's life through cheeky quotes called "Womenisms," such as, "Every woman should have at least one affair. It builds confidence."
Subject Bruce, Teresa.
Miller, Byrne.
Miller, Duncan.
Friendship -- Biography.
Motherhood -- Biography.
Dancers -- Biography.
Dance teachers -- Biography.
ISBN 9780984107391 hardcover
0984107398 hardcover

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