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Come Back

A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Narrated from both the mother's and daughter's perspective, a compelling memoir describes the life of a teenage runaway; her mother's journey into the dark and sinister underbelly of drugs, pimps, and violence to find and rescue her daughter; and the daughter's struggle back to life in a harsh-but-loving boot camp school in which she overcame self-hatred and depression to find herself. 40,000 first printing.

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The unflinching true account of a teenage girl's descent into society's underbelly -- and her mother's desperate and ultimately successful attempts to bring her back.

How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools -- a bright, beautiful girl from a loving home -- trade school uniforms and afternoons at the beach for shooting up in the back of a van in rural Indiana? How does her devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year?

Mother and daughter tell their parallel stories in mesmerizing first-person accounts. Claire Fontaine's story is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary tale chronicling her daughter Mia's drug-fueled manipulation of everyone around her as she sought refuge in the seedy underworld of criminals and heroin addicts, the painful childhood secrets that led up to it, and the healing that followed. Her search for Mia was brutal for both mother and daughter, a dizzying series of dead ends, incredible coincidences and, at times, miracles. Ultimately, Mia was forced into harsh-but-loving boot camp schools on two continents while Claire entered a painful but life-changing program of her own. Mia's story includes the jarring culture shock of the extreme and controversial behavior modification school she was in for nearly two years, which helped her overcome depression and self-hatred to emerge a powerful young woman with self-esteem and courage.

An unforgettable story of love and transformation, Come Back is a heart-wrenching and humorous portrayal of the primal bond between mother and daughter that will resonate with women everywhere.



Baker
& Taylor

Narrated from both the mother's and daughter's perspective, a memoir describes the life of a teenage runaway; her mother's journey into the world of drugs to rescue her daughter; and the daughter's struggle back to life in a boot camp school.

Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060792169
0060792167
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fontaine, Mia
Alternative Title: Comback

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MamaBlair
Dec 15, 2013

Interesting idea, it coming from the mother and daughters perspectives. In some. It's its almost unbelievable, especially the daughters experience of boot camp. A good read with a hopeful ending.

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lgbennett89
Jan 16, 2013

I have to disagree with lenore. Having been through a drug rehab myself. I felt the truth come out through the book. I related to Mia on this level. As a mother I empathized the Claire. Theirs is a journey through Hell.

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