(From the publisher):
A girls' novel for grown-ups, a looking glass tale, Songs My Mother Taught Me documents Isobel Cleary's coming of age. Set in upstate New York in the early 40s and 50s, this is a novel about affliction -- the affliction of madness, loneliness, despaire, and how these forces drive people unknowingly to hurt -- and about one selfish child's attempt to escape that hurt and be free.
Original title: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives