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The Resource Lies about my family : a memoir, Amy Hoffman

Lies about my family : a memoir, Amy Hoffman

Label
Lies about my family : a memoir
Title
Lies about my family
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amy Hoffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This well-crafted family memoir is about the stories that are told and the ones that are not told, and about the ways the meanings of the stories change down the generations. It is about memory and the spaces between memories, and about alienation and reconciliation. All of Amy Hoffman's grandparents came to the United States during the early twentieth century from areas in Poland and Russia that are now Belarus and Ukraine. Like millions of immigrants, they left their homes because of hopeless poverty, looking for better lives or at the least a chance of survival. Because of the luck, hard work, and resourcefulness of the earlier generations, Hoffman and her five siblings grew up in a middle-class home, healthy, well fed, and well educated. An American success story? Not quite-or at least not quite the standard version. Hoffman's research in the Ellis Island archives along with interviews with family members reveal that the real lives of these relatives were far more complicated and interesting than their documents might suggest. Hoffman and her siblings grew up as observant Jews in a heavily Catholic New Jersey suburb, as political progressives in a town full of Republicans, as readers in a school full of football players and their fans. As a young lesbian, she distanced herself from her parents, who didn't understand her choice, and from the Jewish community, with its organization around family and unquestioning Zionism. However, both she and her parents changed and evolved, and by the end of this engaging narrative, they have come to new understandings, of themselves and one another
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Amy
Dewey number
974.9/2104092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F144.R9
LC item number
H64 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hoffman, Amy
  • Hoffman family
  • Rutherford (N.J.)
  • Jews
  • Jewish lesbians
  • Hoffman, Amy
  • Hoffman family
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Jewish lesbians
  • Jews
  • New Jersey
Label
Lies about my family : a memoir, Amy Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication Page; Table of Contents ; Spinning ; At the Lake #1 ; My Grandmother Was Sent Forth ; The Sylvia Plath of the Lower East Side: An Immigrant Tragedy; The Madorskys Come to America ; A Precious Family Artifact: The Tape; The Draft ; Stuffing ; Communists and Socialists and Their Ambitions
  • My Bat Mitzvah The Jewish Policeman ; Jazzin' with the Greats ; My Father's Regrets ; The Wedding ; My Father Goes Down to Hell ; At the Lake #2 ; Acknowledgments ; Back Cover
Control code
846492989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762578
Lccn
2012050133
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n15g8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846492989
Label
Lies about my family : a memoir, Amy Hoffman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication Page; Table of Contents ; Spinning ; At the Lake #1 ; My Grandmother Was Sent Forth ; The Sylvia Plath of the Lower East Side: An Immigrant Tragedy; The Madorskys Come to America ; A Precious Family Artifact: The Tape; The Draft ; Stuffing ; Communists and Socialists and Their Ambitions
  • My Bat Mitzvah The Jewish Policeman ; Jazzin' with the Greats ; My Father's Regrets ; The Wedding ; My Father Goes Down to Hell ; At the Lake #2 ; Acknowledgments ; Back Cover
Control code
846492989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762578
Lccn
2012050133
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n15g8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846492989

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