From Harvey River: A Memoir Of My Mother And Her Island
As read on Radio 4, an irresistibly joyful memoir of mothers and daughters, and the importance of home.
Lorna Goodison's family made their home in the Jamaican village to which her great-grandfather gave his name: Harvey River. Her mother Doris was a big-hearted lover of big stories and raised Lorna on tales of their family's - and Jamaica's - history. Gorgeously written with unashamed joy, From Harvey River weaves together memories with island folklore to create a vivid and irresistible story of mothers and daughters, family, and the ties that bind us to home.
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FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her IslandUser Review - Kirkus
Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove, 2006, etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage.Starting in the mid-19th century, when her English great-grandfather, William ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shalulah - LibraryThing
I picked up this book because I lived in Jamaica as a teen & haven't read many Caribbean writings since then. I wish I'd had this book when I lived there, for the sense of history & place it gave me. The Harvey family drew me in from the first chapter of this poignant, elegiac family history. Read full review