Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

Jacki Lyden (1997)

NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden’s memoir of growing up as the daughter of a manic depressive in the 1960s. A well-told personal drama of coming of age in a household held subject to the whims of her mother’s unpredictable behavior. Not as depressing as it sounds, this is a poignant account of an unusual mother-daughter bond.

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