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The Resource The bridesmaid's daughter : from Grace Kelly's wedding to a women's shelter-- searching for the truth about my mother, Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton

The bridesmaid's daughter : from Grace Kelly's wedding to a women's shelter-- searching for the truth about my mother, Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton

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The bridesmaid's daughter : from Grace Kelly's wedding to a women's shelter-- searching for the truth about my mother
Title
The bridesmaid's daughter
Title remainder
from Grace Kelly's wedding to a women's shelter-- searching for the truth about my mother
Statement of responsibility
Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A daughter's moving search to understand her mother, Carolyn Scott--once a bridesmaid to Princess Grace and one of the first Ford models--who later in life spent years living in a homeless shelter. Nyna Giles was picking up groceries at the supermarket one day when she looked down and saw the headline on the cover of a tabloid: "Former Bridesmaid of Princess Grace Lives in Homeless Shelter." Nyna was stunned, shocked to see her family's private ordeal made so public--the woman mentioned on that cover, Carolyn Scott Reybold, was her mother. Nyna's childhood had been spent in doctor's offices. Too ill, she was told, to go to school like other children, she spent nearly every waking moment at her mother's side at their isolated Long Island estate or on trips into the city to see the ballet. The doctors couldn't tell her what was wrong, but as Nyna grew up, her mother, who'd always seemed fragile, became more and more distant. Now Nyna was forced to confront an agonizing realization: she barely knew the woman on the magazine in front of her. She knew that her mother had been a model after arriving in New York in 1947, living at the Barbizon Hotel, where she'd met the young Grace Kelly and that the two had become fast friends. Nyna had seen the photos of Carolyn at Grace's wedding, wearing the yellow bridesmaid gown that had hung in her closet for years. But how had the seemingly confident, glamorous woman in those pictures become the mother she knew growing up--the mother who was now living in a shelter? In this powerful memoir of friendship and motherhood, Nyna Giles uncovers her mother's past to answer the questions she never knew to ask"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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PUL
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Giles, Nyna
Dewey number
306.874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ777
LC item number
.G54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Claxton, Eve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giles, Nyna
  • Daughters
  • Mothers
  • Mental illness
  • Daughters
  • Mental illness
  • Mothers
  • United States
Label
The bridesmaid's daughter : from Grace Kelly's wedding to a women's shelter-- searching for the truth about my mother, Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-262)
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
on1031054047
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781250115492
Lccn
2017043679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031054047
Label
The bridesmaid's daughter : from Grace Kelly's wedding to a women's shelter-- searching for the truth about my mother, Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-262)
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
on1031054047
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781250115492
Lccn
2017043679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031054047

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