Wishing for Snow: A Memoir
Jul 6, 2011
Wishing for Snow
Author: Minrose Gwin
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (June 21, 2011)
Have you ever thought that you really knew someone, whether you liked them or not, only to go through items that they have left behind and discover they were a completely different person? Or at least were in a past that you never knew?
This is what happens to Minrose after her mother passes away. Her crazy, out of control mother. Unpredictable in nature, Minrose lived a life of uncertainty and angst with a mother who acted out in bizarre manners and become more psychotic every year.
After she died of cancer, Minrose found her diaries and started reading them. She was startled to find a very different person there. Vibrant, artistic, full of dreams. What happened? How did her mother's life spiral so out of control that she lost the person she once was?
This book is Minrose's true life story of how she went back in time (not literally!) and tracked down her mother's past to find out how she became what she was in the end. The story has a considerable amount of family history and tragedy, but also the enlightenment needed to allow Minrose to truly "know" her mother.
Minrose Gwin is the author of The Queen of Palmyra, a book the Dew reviewed and highly recommends!