Eileen Cronin - Mermaid

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Eileen Cronin’s Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience ($26.95) is a gorgeously crafted memoir about resilience, family, and forging your own way, written by a woman born without legs. Reflecting with grace and humor on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers that pitted her against her mother, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393089011
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 20th, 2014

In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide--known to cause birth defects--Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology.