Mira Bartok

Mira Bartok is a Chicago-born artist and writer and the author of 28 books for children. Her writing has appeared in several literary journals and anthologies and has been noted in The Best American Essays series. She lives in Western Massachusetts where she runs Mira’s List, a blog that helps artists find funding and residencies all over the world. The Memory Palace is Mira’s first book for adults.

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When she turned seventy-nine she wrote to tell me that although she was now legally blind she had decided to study medicine: “I am thinking of going to nursing school . . .

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In this often gorgeous and often disturbing memoir, writer and artist Mira Bartok narrates her agonized relationship with a schizophrenic mother.