“A Mother’s Tale” (ISBN 978-0-8142-1331-5) is published by Mad River Books, a division of Ohio State University Press.
“This latest book from one of America’s finest essayists is touching and tender, fascinating and funny–and true in the complex ways that we associate with the best fiction.”– Geoff Dyer
“A Mother’s Tale shines with pain and laughter….Lopate’s book is an unsentimental tour de force.” — Benjamin Taylor
“With his signature insight an candor, Lopate reveals his mother for the complicated and troubled character she was, and himself–her darling, her confessor, her victim, her judge–as tje cjild behind the writer he was to become. I could not put it down.” — Lynn Freed