A book by Katherine R. Bateman< read all 3 reviews
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"With wit and candor, Bateman reveals her lifelong struggle to avoid the disturbing patterns of [her family's colorful] legacy, while mining the emotional gifts passed on to her." —Nancy Horan, author, Loving Frank
"With storytelling skill, historical research, and a questioning imagination, Katherine Bateman follows her family's odyssey in America since the seventeenth century." —Jean B. Lee, professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"This riveting book is at once a journey into centuries of the American past and a deeply personal family saga, coupling the author’s meticulous historical research with her passionate curiosity and vivid imagination." —Ronne Hartfield, author, Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family
"Fascinating . . . deeply felt and deeply personal." —California Literary Review