2021 Southern Book Prize Winner!
Heartfelt and vulnerable memoir of a daughter searching for meaning in her mother’s life that was cut too short. Trethewey is looking for closure and trying to piece together her memories as she looks back through the years at a difficult and transient childhood, at abuse and the many ways it can manifest itself, and trying to heal. It’s a beautiful story of love.
Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey (List Price: $27.99, Ecco, 9780062248572, July 2020)
Reviewed by Jamie Southern, Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina