Amnesia and self help? Identity and unearthing family secrets? Sounds like my last family reunion. Actually it's Mark Leslie's review of Cricket in a Fist, over on Mark Leslie's Blog. He explains how this book was woven together:
The basic story begins with two daughters, one in her twenties and the other thirteen years old, attempting to come to terms with the manor in which their mother abandoned their family to become a self-help guru not long after suffering from amnesia during an accident involving a head injury.
Under a new identify, their mother preaches "willing amnesia" to the world while the girls try to sort out the truth of their own past, their mother's past, and slowly unravel the tangled web of truth from amidst the family's long history of secrets.
- Publisher: Goose Lane Editions (February 22, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 086492495X
- ISBN-13: 978-0864924957