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    • She Left Me the Gun

    • My Mother's Life Before Me
    • By: Emma Brockes
    • Narrated by: Emma Brockes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Despite her mother's tales of a rustic childhood in South Africa and bohemian years in London, Brockes grew up knowing that some crucial pieces of the past were left unspoken. Looking to unearth the truth after her mother Paula's death, Brockes begins a dangerous journey into the land - and the life - her mother fled from years before. She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me is a tale of true transformation, the story of a young woman who reinvented herself so completely that her previous life seemed to simply vanish - and of a daughter who transcends her mother's fears and reclaims an abandoned past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grim subject, wonderful book!

    • By Annie Fitt on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $24.50