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Author Pogrebin, Letty Cottin, author.

Title Shanda : a memoir of shame and secrecy / Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

Publication Info. New York : Post Hill Press [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Pogrebin,L POG    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 429 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes glossary of Yiddish and Hebrew terms.
Discussion questions included (pages 419-421).
Contents Family secrets -- Private shame -- Guilty secrets -- Public shame.
Summary "In her deeply engaging, astonishingly candid memoir, author and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin exposes the fiercely-guarded lies and intricate cover-ups woven by dozens of members of her extended family. Beginning with her own long-suppressed secret, the story spirals through the hidden lives of her parents and relatives--revealing the truth about their origins, personal traumas, marital misery, abandoned children, religious transgressions, sexual identity, radical politics, and supposedly embarrassing illnesses. While unmasking their charades and disguises, Pogrebin also showcases her family's remarkable talent for reinvention in a narrative that is, by turns, touching, searing, and surprisingly universal." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pogrebin, Letty Cottin -- Family.
Jews -- United States -- Biography.
Family secrets.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 1637583966

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