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Someone Not Really Her Mother

(2004)
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How well do we ever know the people we love? Chessman examines this question in three generations of women in a contemporary Connecticut family. As dementia overtakes Hannah Pearl, she slips backward in memory to her escape from France in 1940; boarding the ferry with her heavy bags; the whistle of bombs raining down on London; the family she left behind. Her daughter Miranda, distraught by Hannah's fading lucidity and sudden switch to her childhood French, tries desperately to hold her in the present. Fiona, a new mother and the older of Hannah's two granddaughters, ignores the ghosts of her grandmother's past, while her sister, fiery Ida, seeks to delve into Hannah's story, eventually returning to France to find the roots of her grandmother's life - and her own.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Someone Not Really Her Mother
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 1-58547-586-6 / 978-1-58547-586-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Someone Not Really Her Mother
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-525-94793-0 / 978-0-525-94793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Someone Not Really Her Mother
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-9893023-5-0 / 978-0-9893023-5-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atelier26 Books
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August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Someone Not Really Her Mother: A Novel
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-452-28697-2 / 978-0-452-28697-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

October 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Someone Not Really Her Mother
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-7927-3345-2 / 978-0-7927-3345-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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October 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Someone Not Really Her Mother
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-7927-3346-0 / 978-0-7927-3346-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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