Daughter in Retrograde by Courtney Kersten
A Memoir

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Alternately comic and poignant, Kersten’s book is a coming-of-age story about faith and a searching meditation on the mother-daughter bond that will hold the most appeal for fellow seekers. A refreshingly quirky memoir of soul-searching and family.
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When she isn't eavesdropping on family gossip or gazing at taxidermy squirrels in smoky dives, Courtney Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and planets. As a teen she had plunged deep into the worlds of signs, symbols, and prophecy. But as her mother—her traveling companion into these spheres—lies dying, Kersten must learn to navigate without the person who always lit the way. Their last journey together, to swim in a Wisconsin lake, is a bittersweet, darkly comic, poignant climax to this transformative memoir.
 

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Published April 10, 2018 by University of Wisconsin Press. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Alternately comic and poignant, Kersten’s book is a coming-of-age story about faith and a searching meditation on the mother-daughter bond that will hold the most appeal for fellow seekers. A refreshingly quirky memoir of soul-searching and family.

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