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Mary Coin



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Author
Silver, Marisa
Descriptors
Historical Fiction
Motherhood
Photographers
Poverty
Rural Life
The Depression
Location/Setting:
California
Time Period:
2010s
20th Century
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Summary
This is the story of Mary Coin, the woman in the "Migrant Mother" photograph. It is also the story of the photographer, Vera Dare. Their paths crossed briefly one day in 1936, and that moment linked their lives for decades. Both women had children, had husbands who left them, and suffered with cancer. Modern-day professor Walker Dodge finds a copy of the famous picture in his family's keepsakes and suspects a personal link to Mary Coin.
Critique
Lots of historical detail is included in the fictionalized story of Florence Owens Thompson (Mary Coin) and Dorothea Lange (Vera Dare).
ISBN
9780399160707
  iBistro
# of Pages
322
Published
2013
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Reviewer's Initials: ED


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