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Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

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Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of her mother to the thoughts of all who came in contact with Sivvy. From former boyfriends, editors who saw her promise, roommates who loved her, neighbors, and the husband who betrayed her, all of the voices speak of her as they knew her. Her desperateness, passion, failures, and the incredible beauty of her writing survives. Never have I been so fascinated by footnotes. Reading this book sent me spiraling back to the Plath of my youth. I am once again in love. Bravo!

 

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Prepared by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas