by Alison Bechdel
Hardcover, 286 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $22 | purchase
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Depicts the author's mother as a voracious reader, music lover and passionate amateur actress who quietly suffers as the wife of a closeted gay artist and withdraws from her young daughter, who searches for answers to the separation later in life.
7 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
August 15, 2012 These panels are filled more with extraordinary storytelling than with standard-issue superheroes. Each book is created by a singular writer/artist, and offers a wholly unique point of view in both narrative and illustration.
May 25, 2012 Read an excerpt from Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?
May 25, 2012 Cartoonist Alison Bechdel follows her 2006 book about her father with a new memoir, Are You My Mother? It weaves together stories of her own life with the theories of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott — with a cameo from Virginia Woolf.
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May 1, 2012 Alison Bechdel follows up her smash success Fun Home, a graphic memoir about her closeted gay father, with Are You My Mother? another beautifully crafted "comic drama," this time focusing on her emotionally distant mother.
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