Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Book - 2000
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Bestselling author Lorna Sage delivers the tragicomic memoirof her escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post-WWII Britain--and thestory of the weddings and relationships that defined three generations of herfamily--in Bad Blood, an internationalbestseller and the winner of the coveted Whitbread Biography Award. Readers ofbooks like Angela's Ashes and The Liar's Club as well as fans ofSage's own lucid and penetrating writing will be captivated by the book thatthe New York Times Book Review said"fills us with wonder and gratitude. . . . Few literary critics have everwritten anything so memorable."
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2000
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780066214436
Branch Call Number: 942.9082092 Sage
Characteristics: 281 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 31, 2014

As a memoirist, Sage has written her personal best. If you grew up during the last half of the twentieth century her story will resonate with you, male or female. The author’s unique take on a vicarage upbringing in a remote Welsh village with grandparents who completely fly in the face of sanity is profoundly funny and sad. Sage’s later move to a modern subdivision with her parents, who are marked by the war and the vicarage, does not really improve the chaos that seems to flow around their family. Her honesty continues as she bears witness to her passionate story full of wickedly detailed memories.

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