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The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok.. A mother-daughter story for the ages, beautifully written. Schizophrenia strikes a pianist-genius mother in her prime, she isolates and alienates, eventually to become homeless until her daughters find her and pull her back.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In lyrically elegant prose, The Memory Palace explores not just relationships but the slippery nature of memory itself.."

O Magazine

"...like the cabinet of wonders that is a frequent motif here, Bartok's memory palace contains some rare, distinctive and genuinely imaginative treasures.."

The New York Times Book Review

Author bio: New York Times bestselling author, Mira Bartók is a Chicago-born artist and writer and the author of twenty-eight books for children. Her writing has appeared in several literary journals and anthologies and has been noted in The Best American Essays series. She lives in Western Massachusetts where she runs Mira’s List, a blog that helps artists find funding and residencies all over the world. The Memory Palace is Mira’s first book for adults. She is also co-founder of North of Radio, a multi-media collaborative that she runs with her husband, drummer and music producer Doug Plavin. More information can be found here: http://thememorypalace.com/about

Book Details: General Nonfiction; 305 pp. Broken minds, mended hearts: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

Publisher Website: http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/free-press

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