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What We Carry: A Memoir In Caring For Her Aging Mother And Her Own Young Daughter, Writer Maya Shanbhag Lang A New Voice Of The Highest Caliber Rebecca Makkai Confronts The Legacy Of Family Myths And How The Stories Shared Between Parents And Children Reverberate Through Generations A Deeply Moving Memoir About Immigrants And Their Native Born Children, The Complicated Love Between Mothers And Daughters, And The Discovery Of Strength How Much Can You Judge Another Woman S Choices What If That Woman Is Your Mother Maya Shanbhag Lang Grew Up Idolizing Her Brilliant Mother, An Accomplished Physician Who Immigrated To The United States From India And Completed Her Residency, All While Raising Her Children And Keeping A Traditional Indian Home She Had Always Been A Source Of Support Until Maya Became A Mother Herself Then, The Parent Who Had Once Been So Capable And Attentive Turned Unavailable And Distant Struggling To Understand This Abrupt Change While Raising Her Own Young Child, Maya Searches For Answers And Soon Learns That Her Mother Is Living With Alzheimer SWhen Maya Steps In To Care For Her, She Comes To Realize That Despite Their Closeness, She Never Really Knew Her Mother Were Her Cherished Stories About Life In India, About What It Means To Be An Immigrant, About Motherhood Itself Even True Affecting, Raw, And Poetic, What We Carry Is The Story Of A Daughter And Her Mother, Of Lies And Truths, Of Receiving And Giving Care And How We Cannot Grow Up Until We Fully Understand The People Who Raised UsAdvance Praise For What We Carry A Dazzling, Courageous Memoir About The Weight We Carry As Women, Daughters, And Mothers And What Happens When We Let Go Lang Takes Us Deep Into The Heart Of Her Relationship With Her Mother, A Brilliant Psychiatrist And Indian Immigrant With Long Buried Secrets After A Health Crisis Brings Mother And Daughter Under The Same Roof For The First Time Since Childhood, Lang Grapples With New Information About The Parent She D Idolized, And Realizes It S Time To Tell The Story Of Her Own Life What We Carry Is A Love Letter To Everyone Who Has Swum Through Turbulent Water Before Reaching The Shores Of Selfhood Chloe Benjamin, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Immortalists

About the Author: Maya Lang

Maya Shanbhag Lang is the author of What We Carry A Memoir, forthcoming from Random House in April 2020, and The Sixteenth of June Scribner She has been featured in The Washington Post, In Style, The Philadelphia Inquirer,and was a Finalist for the Audie Awards for best audio book.Winner the 2017 Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction and the 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Bread Loaf Scholarship in Fiction, she was a Finalist for Glimmer Train s Short Story Award for New Writers The daughter of Indian immigrants, she lives outside of New York City Visit her website at www.mayalang.com

10 thoughts on “What We Carry: A Memoir

  1. Rene Denfeld Rene Denfeld says:

    Maybe at our most maternal, we aren t mothers at all We re daughters, reaching back in time for the mothers we wish we d had and then finding ourselves This is such an achingly lovely, honest, insightful memoir, one that sings with truth about mothers and daughters and every relationship Maya Lang writes with grace and clarity, telling a story that is both informative and universal Highly recommend.

  2. Camelia Rose Camelia Rose says:

    What We Carry is a memoir about the mother daughter relationship As a second generation immigrant, Maya Lang always idealized her hardworking, intelligent, psychiatrist mother, but when Maya gave birth to a daughter and needed her mother most, she became unavailable.Whenever it comes to mother daughter relationship, it s complicated In What We Carry, we read how Mary Lang reconciles the different versions her mother the version in her mind, the version her mother

  3. BookOfCinz BookOfCinz says:

    This is what a mother s love looks like to me It looks like suffering There is a story that is referred to a lot Maya Shanbhag Lang s memoir, What We Carry , it is about a mother crossing a river with her son The mother realizes that the river is much deeper than expected and she had a choice to make, save herself or save her child in a river with her son Maya and her Mother works to figure out what the mother in the story choice should be What We Carry is writer Maya Sha

  4. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    What We Carry A Memoir by Maya Lang was one of the most heartfelt, emotional and beautiful memoirs I have read in a long time Maya Lang s complicated relationship with her mother resonated and evolved throughout the pages of this memoir Sometimes what a child sees is not always what is true It took Maya a long time to realize and accept this fact about her mom Perhaps becoming a mother herself, having suffered through postpartum depression and learning that her own mother had Al

  5. Amber Amber says:

    Digital arc via edelweiss This is a book I ll be buying the minute it hits the shelves I m never going to be able to do this story justice in a review, but I can say without any hesitation that it s a story that will resonate with anyone who has experienced life with an aging parent It was an emotional gut punch of the best kind I intend to give this book a reread as it nears its release in April of 2020 and will update my thoughts at that time For now add this to your TBR It s going t

  6. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Maya Lang s novel The Sixteenth of June was one of my top three novels of 2014, so I was eager to read her next book, a forthright memoir of finding herself in the uncomfortable middle the sandwich generation of three generations of a female family line Her parents had traveled from India to the USA for her mother s medical training and ended up staying on permanently after she became a psychiatrist Lang had always thought of her mother as a superwoman who managed a career alongside paren May

  7. Nadia Nadia says:

    Maybe at our most maternal, we aren t mothers at all We re daughters, reaching back in time for the mothers we wish we d had and then finding ourselves What begins as a self reflected motherhood becomes an externalized motherhood, becoming mother to a mother, and discovering that mothers are not perfect This might not be a shock to most people, but it was to Lang, who discovers things about her mother that fundamentally alter everything she knew about how her mother survived, planned, and l Maybe at

  8. Mehrsa Mehrsa says:

    There were some very poignant moments in here and revelations about mother daughter relationships that will stay with me for a while There were also some annoyingly cliche thoughts scattered throughout that had me cringing involuntarily The first 2 3rd of the book was just stunning and I so related with it and learned so much The last third was a memoir of caregiving and decline, which I related with less, but really appreciated anyway.

  9. Claudia Silk Claudia Silk says:

    This is a gorgeously written memoir about mothers and daughters The writing was not only so beautiful but so many things resonated deep within me Highly recommend for all mothers or daughters.

  10. Natalie Park Natalie Park says:

    I really related to this story as my mother has dementia Many of the stories were so familiar and appreciated the author s interpretation of life and how we learn about ourselves and our loved ones through the processing of losing them.

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