[E–pub/E–book] Mary Coin

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Characters Mary Coin Summary ñ Mary Coin 102 Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read Phed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression In present day Walker Dodge a professor of cultural history stumbles upon a fam. Oh but this was a hugely satisfying read Speculative fiction I adore theeBased on Dorothea Lange s famous photo Migrant Mother Marisa Silver sets out to imagine the who of both the migrant in the photo and the photographer The passage of time is so beautifully paced in this story that I think it is damn near perfect Both women are exceptional in their struggles in their self determination and in their survival LOVED

Characters Mary Coin

Mary Coin

Characters Mary Coin Summary ñ Mary Coin 102 Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read Ily secret embedded in the now famous picture In luminous prose Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life. We ve all heard someone say that pictures don t lie which has always been a distortion of the truth The earliest photographers learned how to manipulate an image to convey various messages Pictures can be cropped colored or airbrushed to hide or highlight elements of the truth and the viewer s perception often depends on factors that go far beyond the factual circumstances of the subject matter When Dorothea Lange snapped some pictures of a migrant family stranded on the roadside in 1936 she knew she had stumbled onto something significant She forwarded them to a newspaper in San Francisco the next day and the rest is history The most striking image a stoic dignified mother surrounded by her children with her gaze averted from the camera has become the iconic picture of America in the Depression It is also the inspiration for this intermittently riveting historical novel by Marisa Silver She weaves their stories the photographer and her subject into a powerful tapestry of female empowerment as the Roaring 20 s first fizzledthen popped leaving behind a residue of destitution and despair Her third character a contemporary social historian aptly named Walker Dodge from a wealthy family of citrus growers is struggling to connect to his children as he seeks answers about his family s past following his father s death Silver s prose is luminous especially when she s telling Mary s hardscrabble tale of survival Her Dorothea character Vera Dare comes off less vividly perhaps because her circumstances were less dire so her accomplishments seem comparatively diminished Walker s modern tale of parenting and divorce isn t nearly as compelling but he shows endearing ualities as a college professor who is committed to getting his students to observe analytically The opening chapter which describes Walker s return to his hometown is a masterful evocation of the cyclical nature of time and its impact on memory This thread connects all three characters but like the overreaches of the 1920 s it is not substantial enough to mitigate the inherent imbalance of their lives or of their storiesI can t believe I m updating this review three hours after I posted it but this article is particularly relevant Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 moment yet only scratches the surface of a life. We ve all heard someone say that pictures don t lie which has always been a distortion of the truth The earliest photographers learned how to Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 manipulate an image to convey various Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series messages Pictures can be cropped colored or airbrushed to hide or highlight elements of the truth and the viewer s perception often depends on factors that go far beyond the factual circumstances of the subject Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge most striking image a stoic dignified Borka The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers mother surrounded by her children with her gaze averted from the camera has become the iconic picture of America in the Depression It is also the inspiration for this intermittently riveting historical novel by Marisa Silver She weaves their stories the photographer and her subject into a powerful tapestry of female empowerment as the Roaring 20 s first fizzledthen popped leaving behind a residue of destitution and despair Her third character a contemporary social historian aptly named Walker Dodge from a wealthy family of citrus growers is struggling to connect to his children as he seeks answers about his family s past following his father s death Silver s prose is luminous especially when she s telling Mary s hardscrabble tale of survival Her Dorothea character Vera Dare comes off less vividly perhaps because her circumstances were less dire so her accomplishments seem comparatively diminished Walker s Chinese Cinderella III modern tale of parenting and divorce isn t nearly as compelling but he shows endearing ualities as a college professor who is committed to getting his students to observe analytically The opening chapter which describes Walker s return to his hometown is a From Sinner to Saint memory This thread connects all three characters but like the overreaches of the 1920 s it is not substantial enough to The Murders in the Rue Morgue mitigate the inherent imbalance of their lives or of their storiesI can t believe I His Mistletoe Bride m updating this review three hours after I posted it but this article is particularly relevant

Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Marisa Silver

Characters Mary Coin Summary ñ Mary Coin 102 Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women one famous and one forgotten and their remarkable chance encounter   In 1936 a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photogra. Actual rating if I was going to judge this book based solely on its entertainment and readability would be 4 stars But I m only giving this book 1 starBear with me while I try to explain this as I m stepping away from my normal grading scale for this one because something REALLY got under my skin and I refuse to grade this book higher than the one star I need in order to review I ll explain that in a bitThis would be my review if judging this book only by its merit of the writing and the fictionalized storyLike I said I really liked this book on the surface It was an enjoyable and uick read I wasn t crazy about the way the author tied things up in the end It ended too abruptly without much reason The other issue which I admit honestly is minor but irritating was the author s vocabulary choices I have a niggling feeling that she simply choose some of her words to sound highbrow and fancy I pride myself with having a large vocabulary but a few times I had to look at definitions because even context was not helpful in figuring her meanings It just rang of pretentiousness to me Of course she only employed these words in sections devoted to the college professor because he certainly would be smarter and using these words Bleh More irksome was that words in uestion were not even in dialogue but rather they were in descriptions So why choose such odd words Now here is my final review and the reason everything good about this book ceases to matter This is the reason for the 1 star I have a big problem with this book I m mad at the author I feel she did a great disservice to the lady in the iconic picture Migrant Mother I feel she misused and abused the life story of the true person behind the image I realize the picture is in public domain but I think there was no consideration given to the fact that this was a living breathing human with ideas and preferences This book is a work of fiction and the names are changed I understand that But I just feel it was wrong than wrong what the author did Not only does the author use the picture she also usurps many of the true facts about Florence Owens Thompson s the woman in the iconic picture real life and fictionalizes them into the story That in a nutshell is what got my hackles up Wrong wrong wrong Not cool She also does the same but somewhat less harshly with the photographer Dorothea Lange I guess I m less outraged for Lange because she lied to Florence Thompson and couldn t be bothered with documenting Thompson s true story I have a feeling she felt superior to this broke down tramp with six children waiting for her man ughh Anyway I guess I need to make the point here that all anyone need do is a bit of uick research to find that the lady in the picture Thompson truly did not agree to have her image used in the way it was back in the 30 s She disliked the image and never benefited from it One could argue that the photographer Dorothea Lange did not make money from it either as it was taken as part of a Government Works Project during the depression However Lange made a name for herself as a result of the notoriety and subseuently that paid off monetarily But back to Thompson even up to 30 years after the photo was taken she tried to have the use of the picture stopped She never asked to be compensated she simply did not want the picture to be circulated Her reason was that she did not give permission and she was told by the photographer that the image would not be published and that it was solely to show the people in the government what was happening with migrant workers Most importantly Thompson did not like being seen as the poster image for everything that was wrong in the world She disliked being seen as the epitome of the broken down and trampled on She was a proud hard working lady who was doing everything she could to get by and raise her six children after her husband passed away She never took a hand out and she felt the picture was embarrassing I can understand full well what her reasons were and the mindset I grew up listening to first hand stories about the depression from my grandma She was born and raised in the same area of the country and in many ways had parallel historical experiences as the real children of Ms Thompson So I guess I m trying to say is I get it I understand why she disliked that image I m angry for her I m angry for her grandchildren and anyone else still alive in her family I m mad that she is continuing to be used in this way I m outraged at this author for stealing her spirit again Like I said before I realize the names were changed but damn it all she still swiped just about everything from this poor lady s life and used it as fiction EXCEPT for this book the author invented a bastard child who was the result of a romping in the orange groves with the son of a farm owner Yes the character was even doing this while she was working Supposedly no care that she may get caught and therefore not be able to feed her other SIX kids And if that is not scandalizing enough the author decides to have her just give the baby away Really Who would do that I m mad people will read this and think that really happened Why not the author took everything else from Thompson s life down to the minute detail of having the main character be from the same hometown in Iowa What a way to blur the lines As I said before I m angry I will never pick anything by this author again and I hope those of you reading my review follow suit


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    [E–pub/E–book] Mary Coin Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Marisa Silver Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read Sorry folks Once again I feel like the skunk at the picnic but I have to be honestIMPRESSIONS AFTER 100 PAGES Marisa Silver has some admirable writing skills However this story began to feel like a fictionalized recitation of the life of Florence Owens Thompson the lady in the 1936 Dorothea Lange photo Migrant Mother The photo has

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    [E–pub/E–book] Mary Coin Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Marisa Silver Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read Actual rating if I was going to judge this book based solely on its entertainment and readability would be 4 stars But I'm only giving this book 1 starBear with me while I try to explain this as I'm stepping away from my normal grading scale for this one because something REALLY got under my skin and I refuse to grade this book higher than the one star I need in order to review I'll explain that in a bitThis would be

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    Characters Mary Coin Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Marisa Silver Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read Oh but this was a hugely satisfying read Speculative fiction? I adore theeBased on Dorothea Lange's famous photo Migrant Mother Marisa Silver sets out to imagine the who of both the migrant in the photo and the photographer The passage of time is so beautifully paced in this story that I think it is damn near perfect Both women are exceptional in their struggles in their self determination and in their survival LOVED

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    Characters Mary Coin Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Marisa Silver Marisa Silver Õ 2 Free read 4 starsAs a rule I am not a big fan of books that have multiple narrators However I will confess to really liking this book There are three narrators during this story Walker a current day professor of history; Mary who accidentally becomes the face of the Great Depression; and Vera who took the infamous picture of Mary This novel is based o

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  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Mary Coin
  • Marisa Silver
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 9780142180785