Joanna Pocock

Finder and keeper: two family memoirs reviewed

Nicole Chung goes in search of her birth parents, while Sam Mills stays home to care for her schizophrenic father

Sam Mills, author of The Fragments of My Father

What can we ever know about our family’s past? How do we love those closest to us when doing so brings us to the edge of insanity? Nicole Chung’s All You Can Ever Know and Sam Mills’s The Fragments of My Father explore both of these questions.

Chung’s memoir takes on a sleuth-like quality as she describes the process of uncovering her birth family.

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