By Melissa Carter and Mika Rekai
An artist and poet reconciles with her schizophrenic mother, and uncovers a storage locker filled with her paintings, diaries and photos in this eloquent and pity-free memoir. The unfolding story asks how you give up on the person you love the most, and where responsibility lies when a mother can’t parent her girls, and the daughters can’t care for their mother.
“This would be hard to read if the author was less talented. Each chapter is a separate recollection, and it helps carry the emotional weight. Worthy of sharing. – Ellen Falstaff, mom of Violet, 3, Sydney, N.S.
Simon and Schuster, $29