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Postcards from Cookie : a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail, Caroline Clark

Label
Postcards from Cookie : a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail
Title
Postcards from Cookie
Title remainder
a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning journalist and host of Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke's moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother-- Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole-- and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards. Caroline Clarke was born in an era when adoptions were shameful, secret, and sealed. While she wondered about her biological parents, she kept her curiosity in check, until a series of small health problems raised concerns about her genetic heritage and its consequences for her two children's lives and her own. Though Spence-Chapin Family Service, the agency that handled her adoption, could not reveal the name of her birth mother, it was able to provide details that led to a shocking truth. Caroline's birth mother and her family were related to a friend. The woman who gave her life was none other than Carole "Cookie" Cole, the daughter of iconic crooner and pianist Nat King Cole. Drawing on details provided by the agency and her own investigative skills, Caroline embarked on a life-changing journey of discovery that stretched from coast to coast, forged through e-mail, phone calls, and post cards. The constancy, volume, and intimacy of her steady correspondence with Cookie filled the days and distance between them. Through brief yet poignant messages squeezed onto three-inch open-faced squares, mother and daughter revealed themselves, sharing secrets, taking risks, and ultimately building a bond like no other. A heartfelt, inspiring tribute to both Caroline's adoptive parents and her biological mother, Postcards from Cookie illuminates the enduring power of love to shape and guide our lives"--from publisher's web site
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 362.734092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV874.82.C52
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Postcards from Cookie : a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail, Caroline Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn850180476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062103178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062103178
Label
Postcards from Cookie : a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail, Caroline Clark
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn850180476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062103178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062103178

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