Author Maya Angelou.

Author Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou is one of the most distinguished poets, authors and playwrights of our time. Born in Saint Louis, Mo., Angelou’s parents had a difficult marriage and separated after just a few years. She and her brother were sent away to be raised by their paternal grandmother in Arkansas. At 13, she was sent back to live with her mother, Vivian Baxter, who ran a gambling business in San Francisco. In a new memoir, Maya Angelou writes for the first time about the fraught relationship she had with her mother after their reunion. It’s a story of forgiveness, healing and reconciliation.

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From the book, “Mom & Me & Mom” by Maya Angelou. Copyright © 2012 by Maya Angelou. Reprinted by arrangement with Random House, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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