Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

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"Parents never told their real secrets." Mary Coin is a beautiful book based on the iconic 1936 Dorothea Lange photograph of a Depression-era mother and children shot in the Central Valley. When your sister, your gym friends and your college roommate tell you that you must read this book, believe them.

A great photo captures a moment, yet Mary Coin shares the interior life of the migrant mother, the photographer torn between ambition and family life, and a modern day professor of cultural history who discovers a family secret hidden in the image.