The Divorce Girl by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
A Novel of Art and Soul

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Meet Deborah Shapiro, a New Jersey teenage photographer whose parents' outrageous divorce lands her in the biggest flea market in the free world, a Greek diner with immigration issues, a New York City taxi company, a radical suburban synagogue, a hippie-owned boutique, bowling alleys, beaches, and bagel shops. As her home explodes, a first love, a series of almost-mothers, and a comical collection of eccentric mentors show Deborah how to make art out of a life, and life from the wreckage of a broken home. Join Kansas poet laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg as she explores loss, grief, and bad behavior with humor and imagination. This coming of age story illuminates how a daring heart can turn a broken girl into a woman strong enough to craft a life of art, soul, and beauty.
 

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Published July 6, 2012 by Ice Cube Press. 250 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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As Deborah unsuccessfully seeks a mother figure to help her endure her father's regular verbal and physical abuses, she finds support from a kindly rabbi, a Jewish youth group, and her photography classmates.

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Herald de Paris

In any event, I wrote an unabashed fan letter and upon learning that Mirriam-Goldberg had written The Divorce Girl (the latest of her fourteen books of poetry, criticism, and memoirs), I asked for a review copy.

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