Little Comrades

Little Comrades A memoir that begins with the author s child s eye understanding of a family life based on love fear and lies With wit pathos and blistering emotional honesty it tells the story of a girl growing u

  • Title: Little Comrades
  • Author: Laurie Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780889843424
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • A memoir that begins with the author s child s eye understanding of a family life based on love, fear and lies With wit, pathos and blistering emotional honesty, it tells the story of a girl growing up in two countries in a bewildering time of transition and new freedom for women.

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    1. In 2011, I attended Kingston's Writersfest and I attended an event where Laurie Lewis talked about her memoir of childhood. The woman came across as fascinating and remarkable for having written this memoir at the age of 80. She was still beautiful, full of life, articulate, intelligent and a role model for the aging woman. Her memoir grabbed me and didn't let me go until the very last paragraph. I couldn't believe how much she remembered, how much she recounted and how painful most of it must h [...]

    2. This is a memoir written by Laurie Lewis, at age 80. I recently read it and was absorbed in the reading -- it's the tale of her childhood in Alberta, as the daughter of an important member of the Communist party (and a poor father). She weaves story fragments together in a manner that feels much like an oral history.The first section, all about she and her brother as they grow up in this unusual setting, feels as if it is a child relaying the story. The second section, when Laurie's mother final [...]

    3. An open and honest account of growing up. One critic noted how innocently the writing evolved - it seemed as if a 16 year old was talking to us and telling us her story. I look forward to reading the next book by Laurie Lewis.

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