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The almost legendary Morris sisters : a true story of family fiction, Julie Klam

Label
The almost legendary Morris sisters : a true story of family fiction
Title
The almost legendary Morris sisters
Title remainder
a true story of family fiction
Statement of responsibility
Julie Klam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since she was young, Julie Klam has been fascinated by the Morris sisters, cousins of her grandmother. According to family lore, early in the 20th century the sisters' parents decided to move the family from Eastern Europe to Los Angeles so their father could become a movie director. On the way, their pregnant mother went into labor in St. Louis, where the baby was born and where their mother died. The father left the children in an orphanage and promised to send for them when he settled in California - a promise he never kept. One of the Morris sisters later became a successful Wall Street trader and advised Franklin Roosevelt. The sisters lived together in New York City, none of them married or had children, and one even had an affair with J.P. Morgan. The stories of these independent women intrigued Klam, but as she delved into them to learn more, she realized that the tales were almost completely untrue. The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters is the revealing account of what Klam discovered about her family - and herself - as she dug into the past. The deeper she went into the lives of the Morris sisters, the slipperier their stories became. And the more questions she had about what actually happened to them, the more her opinion of them evolved. Part memoir and part confessional and told with the wit and honesty that are hallmarks of Klam's books, The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters is the fascinating and funny true story of one writer's journey into her family's past, the truths she brings to light, and what she learned about herself along the way"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10995194
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klam, Julie
Dewey number
  • 974.7/10430922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.R8
LC item number
K53 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, Selma
  • Morris, Malvina
  • Morris, Marcella
  • Morris, Ruth
  • Morris family
  • Romanian Americans
  • Jewish women
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of family fiction
Label
The almost legendary Morris sisters : a true story of family fiction, Julie Klam
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A guide to the Morris sisters -- I'd like to introduce my family -- What I don't know could fill a book -- The Morris Family Foundation, Inc. -- Step one: Index cards -- Remembering Mama -- Start at the very beginning, a very good place to start -- Small medium at large -- Meet me in St. Louis, Louis -- Needle in a graveyard -- Show-me state of mind -- Clara doesn't live here anymore -- Reclaiming my Romanian roots -- Bucureşti, România -- Focşani -- Cousins and commodities -- The Berkowitzes of Maplewood -- The Harvard of Jews -- FDR and NYC -- Last wills and testaments -- Saying goodbye
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780735216426
Lccn
2020057447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, photographs
System control number
  • on1227976166
  • (OCoLC)1227976166
Label
The almost legendary Morris sisters : a true story of family fiction, Julie Klam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A guide to the Morris sisters -- I'd like to introduce my family -- What I don't know could fill a book -- The Morris Family Foundation, Inc. -- Step one: Index cards -- Remembering Mama -- Start at the very beginning, a very good place to start -- Small medium at large -- Meet me in St. Louis, Louis -- Needle in a graveyard -- Show-me state of mind -- Clara doesn't live here anymore -- Reclaiming my Romanian roots -- Bucureşti, România -- Focşani -- Cousins and commodities -- The Berkowitzes of Maplewood -- The Harvard of Jews -- FDR and NYC -- Last wills and testaments -- Saying goodbye
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780735216426
Lccn
2020057447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, photographs
System control number
  • on1227976166
  • (OCoLC)1227976166

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