Anna Gagliano Gordon endures polio, immigrating to America, the World Wars, and alcoholism, as chronicled in this memoir by her daughter Mary, the best-selling author of Final Payments. Despite these setbacks and the difficulties of being a single mother, Anna retains her joie de vivre and becomes an American success story. In Anna's last years she battles dementia and must depend on her daughter, who hopes to understand her better.
"Gordon is truly brilliant and fearless in her ability to look even when her eyes burn and her heart breaks."—LATimes