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Uphill Walkers Portrait of a Family by Madeleine Blais

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Published by Grove Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Single-parent families,
  • Literary,
  • Fatherless families,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Women,
  • Massachusetts,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Women,
  • Granby (Town),
  • Irish American Catholics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7874921M
ISBN 100802138926
ISBN 109780802138927
OCLC/WorldCa50475748

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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Blais (author of In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle, a high school basketball team narrative that was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in ) turns. Get this from a library! Uphill Walkers: Portrait Of A Family. [Madeleine Blais; Recorded Books, Inc.] -- In , Madeleine Blais's father died suddenly, leaving his pregnant wife and their five young children to face their future alone. Uphill Walkers is the story of how the Blais family pulled. Uphill Walkers has a remarkable dignity and eloquence." — Carmela Ciuraru, USA Today "Beautiful This is the story of a family, united by blood, pride, and the bonds that defy logic." — Ellen Kanner, The Miami Herald "Scrupulously candid and deeply compassionate." — Reeve Lindbergh, The Washington Post Book World.   Uphill Walkers is the story of how the Blais family pulled together to survive and ultimately thrive in an era when a single-parent family was almost unheard of. As they came of age in an Irish-American household that often struggled to make ends meet, the Blais children would rise again and again above all obstacles — from the complex Author: Madeleine Blais.

A disjointed memoir of an Irish-American childhood in rural Massachusetts during the s and ’60s. In the first half of her narrative, newcomer Blais offers recollections of her father (a successful physician who died of cancer when she was five) and recounts anecdotes from her experiences at a Catholic : Madeleine Blais. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Uphill Walkers: A Memoir of a Family by Madeleine Blais (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Get this from a library! Uphill walkers: memoir of a family. [Madeleine Blais] -- The author shares her memories of growing up in an Irish American household, including the death of her father, her mother's struggle to provide for six children, and her elder brother Raymond's. Blais (Journalism/Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst; Uphill Walkers: A Memoir of a Family, , etc.) chronicles the final days and robust history of a prominent family's time at their vacation home. The author makes clear she was not born into wealth, nor did she feel that marriage to John Katzenbach, son of former U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Author: Madeleine Blais.