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Hall's memoir, Without a Map, is a devastating story of what happens when a person is exiled from her own life .
Hall's memoir, Without a Map, is a devastating story of what happens when a person is exiled from her own life. -Frances Lefkowitz, Body + Soul. A poignant, unflinchingly assured memoir. Robert Braile, Boston Globe. She was also a finalist for the Rona Jaffe Award.
Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving her baby up for adoption, Hall wanders recklessly through the Middle East, where she survives by selling her possessions and finally her blood. She returns to New England and stitches together a life that encircles her silenced and invisible grief. When he is twenty-one, her.
Hall's mother sent her to another town to live with her father and stepmother, who confined her to the house. Days after giving birth (her baby was put up for adoption), she interviewed at a boarding school where she was forbidden to mention anything about her past. Hall's memoir, Without a Map, is a devastating story of what happens when a person is exiled from her own life. Frances Lefkowitz, Body + Soul See.
Without a map : a memoir
Without a map : a memoir. Then, at sixteen, she became pregnant, and all at once those who had held her close and kept her safe turned their backs.
Without a Map. Listed as one of ten truly addictive stories by O Magazine. 2007 BookSense Pick of the Year. The story is riveting, the words perfect. A Memoir. Narrated by: Kathe Mazur. Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins. I enjoyed the everyday aspects of this book. Her use of the present tense continually through this novel both gives it immediacy and provides some confusion for the reader, as it seems to jump around with no particular purpose (particularly in the second half of the book).
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