E–book (Mary Coin)

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Free read Mary Coin Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver 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. In a haunting and heartbreaking novel that spans nearly 90 years Marisa Silver imagines the back story behind the iconic photo Migrant Mother taken by Dorothea Lange in 1935 After the death of his beloved but uite elusive father in 2010 Walker Dodge is left with the task of clearing out the family home a onerous job for sure but one that may finally provide some answers to the uestions that have always percolated in his mind about his father s background Why was the old man so secretive about his past Why did he limit contact with his grandchildren to a few visits a year Silver imagines the lives of the woman captured in the photo and the photographer two women struggling in very different ways with the role of being a mother one woman trying to keep her children alive the other wrestling with her desire for a career versus being a mother One fascinating theme in the novel explores the nature of photography asking the uestion just what does a photo tell us Does one second in time captured for all eternity become the truth It is a photograph an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth But it is not the truth This is a gorgeously written novel written in such detail that I found myself believing that the story Silver imagines must be the real one

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Free read Mary Coin Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver 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. Are you curious about some of the true facts about Dorothea Lange s 1936 iconic photo Migrant Mother of Florence Thompson Owens More photos were taken Who were these people Check out this link If you are unacuainted with Lange look here photograph can say so much but how much is really true In this book of fiction Mary Coin is Florence and Vera Dare is Dorothea LangeOn completionIntellectually I liked this book It gets you thinking There are some great lines and thoughts about truth what is real and what is fiction and photography as an art form I love the ending that clearly defines where the author stands you are not left hanging wondering what the author is trying to say What you see with your eyes is not always the truth Truth is complicated and as with everything else people will interpret what they see differently I liked the way this theme validates the purpose of writing fiction of creating one version of a possible reality Whether it is correct from start to finish is not of real importance in any case you get inside different people s heads and see how they saw the trajectory of events The author does not distort the known facts but she has plenty of lee way since very little IS known OwensMary had six or seven children How the story plays out could possibly be true but perhaps not Just playing with this version imagining how the characters felt is worth the ride My favorite theme was what you can achieve with photography as an art form What if someone took a photo of you and later you saw it used over and over again It takes on a life of its own Think about that How would you feelThe dialogs and language used by the different characters are very well done The book starts in the 1920s and continues a decade into the 21st century I loved the lines of Alice a rebellious teenager of modern times Her whole family is totally fictional but this part of the story makes it possible to ponder the themes mentioned above Alice and Vera and Mary women from completely different worlds and eras the author succeeds in making each one feel true to their time Then there is Alice s father Walker a social historian In the sections set around him the words used are those of an educated person In contrast when Mary talks the language is simpler which I prefer It is like looking at a painting where all the details are right The story does flip between the different periods but it is not hard to followThere are some parts of the plot that I found far fetched view spoilerMary gave up her seventh child because she could not afford medicine She could not take care of him How many children can one single women support working as a migrant laborer She already had six children But seriously the part where George would not suckle because he had become used to Alma was stretching it hide spoiler

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Free read Mary Coin Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver 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. Mary Coin a novel by Marisa Silver is one of my favorite novels Silver takes base elements like poverty homelessnessdust storms and love and transforms them into a valued amalgam Mary is part Cherokee all Okie and tough Her claim to fame as a child is a newspaper picture of her grandfather an accused murderer who walks into a burning building rather than face the authorities Mary learns many lessons from her mother but the greatest is how to build a foundation Silver takes us in Mary s beat up truck through field after field watching her fill the bread baskets of America as she and her children share husks of corn and scavenge for fallen birds Yet Mary holds her children tight as she remembers her mother s grief when Mary s younger sister diedNot only does Silver create a noble family the penniless Coins but she also creates a wealthy dynasty the Dodges Their orange groves finance the building of their homes but do not sustain their shelters for the dust ups in family life Walker Dodge is a descendant and a social historian He searches through pieces of waste old broken things discarded pictures scarred furniture trying to find the past and tell its story and his story He averts his eyes as his daughter Alice starves for his affection after his family breaks apartLastly Silver shows us a photographer Vera Dare who is able to recognize strength love and harshness as she takes the picture of Mary Coin and shows it to the world Her photo is so expressive and impressive that no one can dare look away Vera stricken with polio as a child learns to walk with a limp but develops a keen eye She poses her subject so that the truth is seen by everyone who looks on her Mary s face Although Vera s subject is clearly maternal Vera herself is ambitious than motherly Vera subjects her own children to foster care so that she can show the dismantling of American lifeAll in all Silver tells three great stories which are melded into one Her prose are crafted masterfully which add to the strength of this novel I truly felt the hunger of the Coins the Dodges and the Dares I saw each of these families through different lenses and from many angles I also followed the characters as they tried to dodge their realities Marisa Silver is a magician than an alchemist because this book is golden


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    E–book (Mary Coin) 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 Th

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    Free read Mary Coin Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver 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

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    Marisa Silver ô 4 characters E–book (Mary Coin) Are you curious about some of the true facts about Dorothea Lange's 1936 iconic photo Migrant Mother of Florence T

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    E–book (Mary Coin) Mary Coin a novel by Marisa Silver is one of my favorite novels Silver takes base elements like poverty homeless

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    E–book (Mary Coin) 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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    Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver E–book (Mary Coin) 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 narr

  7. says: Free read Mary Coin Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver

    E–book (Mary Coin) Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver In a haunting and heartbreaking novel that spans nearly 90 years Marisa Silver imagines the back story behind the iconic photo Migrant Mother taken by Dorothea Lange in 1935 After the death of his beloved but ui

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    E–book (Mary Coin) 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

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    E–book (Mary Coin) Maybe halfway through this book I scanned a few Goodreads reviews trying to figure out why it came so highly rated and recommended But the review that resonated most with my experience reading it ended thusly This book is fine for people who enjoy chewing sawdust OK Not just me thenThe premise is interesting It's a fictionalized version of the story behind the famous photograph Migrant Mother Silver invents a

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    Marisa Silver ô 4 characters Free read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Marisa Silver E–book (Mary Coin) I read an article on Marisa Silver in the LA Times and ran out to buy this book Earlier this year I read Eight Girls Taking Pictures based on the lives of lesser known woman photographers but Dorothea Lange and her photo Migrant Mother have always intrigued me This beautifully written book offers a fictional exploration of the lives two wome

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  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Mary Coin
  • Marisa Silver
  • English
  • 01 October 2019
  • 9780142180785