by Natasha Trethewey
Books > Biography & True Stories
At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Heartbreakingly clear-eyed and tender, Memorial Drive is a daughter’s act of love – and an unflinching excavation of the wounds that never heal.
For as Trethewey tells her story, and reclaims her mother’s, she lays bare the indelible scars of slavery and racism on the soul of a troubled nation.