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Book of Mechtilde

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ISBN-10: 0375400230

ISBN-13: 9780375400230

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anna R. Henriques

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A beautiful modern-day illuminated manuscript created by a young Jamaican artist who weaves together in words and paintings the story of her mother's life and death. Anna Ruth Henriques began the extraordinary pages that would become The Book of Mechtilde at the kitchen table in her grandparents' house outside Kingston, Jamaica, where she grew up. She was twenty-two years old, and for the next seven years she worked on it as an act of love, to both celebrate and mourn her mother, Sheila Mechtilde Henriques, who had died of breast cancer when Anna was eleven years old. Inspired by texts from the Book of Job, Anna tells her mother's story - her youth, her love for her husband and their happy…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/8/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English