Everything Is Flammable

Everything Is Flammable

Book - 2017
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"In Gabrielle Bell's memoir, she returns from New York to her childhood town in rural Northern California after her mother's home is destroyed by a fire. Bell helps her mother put together a new home on top of the ashes. A powerful, sometimes uncomfortable, examination of a mother-daughter relationship"--Back cover.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Uncivilized Books, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781941250181
Branch Call Number: GN BELL 2017
Characteristics: 156 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm


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A memoir in graphic novel form that is both poignant and funny in the best of ways.

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Nov 24, 2017

Not usually a fan of illustrated books but this one was compelling and the imagery added a dimension to the emotion of her stories.

Oct 06, 2017

Reading Gabrielle Bell's "Everything is Flammable" is a quiet pleasure that will interest readers who enjoy stories about family relationships as well as those who appreciate peeking into the small, reflective & private moments of life. Many of the vignettes included in this collection revolve around Ms. Bell's effort to reconnect with her mom as the older, solitary woman rebuilds her life after her remote cabin burns to the ground. There are challenges in the relationship between mother & daughter, & brief glimpses of a chaotic childhood, but the main tone of the book is one of the simple unfolding of everyday life as told to a trusted friend.


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Oct 07, 2017

MelissaBee thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over


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