Space: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Space: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 30/05/2014
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Jesse Lee Kercheval opens her story in Cocoa, Florida, in 1966 as a precocious ten-year-old whose family-father, mother, two little girls-is trying to ride the Space Race's tide of optimism. But even as the rockets keep going up, the Kercheval family slowly spirals down.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299300241
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A sweetly honest memoir of a girl growing up amid the glare of the rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. . . . [A] coming-of-age story, but punctuated by the romance and thunder of rockets entering space. Kirkus Reviews
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An incandescent girlhood memoir. . . . So lyrical and poignant are the events it chronicles, it is hard to believe that it wasn't all by design. Booklist (starred review)
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A devastatingly honest, relentlessly unsentimental portrait of [the author s] childhood. . . . A quietly powerful personal history. Jacqueline Boone, New York Times Book Review
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A story of the 1960s and 1970s as seen through the eyes of a bright and introspective girl. School Library Journal
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"A sweetly honest memoir of a girl growing up amid the glare of the rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. . . . [A] coming-of-age story, but punctuated by the romance and thunder of rockets entering space."--Kirkus Reviews

"An incandescent girlhood memoir. . . . So lyrical and poignant are the events it chronicles, it is hard to believe that it wasn't all by design."--Booklist (starred review)

"A devastatingly honest, relentlessly unsentimental portrait of [the author's] childhood. . . . A quietly powerful personal history."--Jacqueline Boone, New York Times Book Review

"A story of the 1960s and 1970s as seen through the eyes of a bright and introspective girl."--School Library Journal

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