Marie Coin by Marisa Silver

Ever wonder what the life of the woman in the “Migrant Mother” photograph by Dorothy Lange might have been? Marisa Silver pieces together what is known about that woman and what is known about Dorothy Lange and weaves a wonderful story around the two. She throws in Walker Dodge, an historian whose ancestors owned one of the farms where the Migrant mother worked, who is searching for some answers of his own.

“Answers are inert things that stop inquiry. They make you think you have finished looking. But you are never finished…” the book is filled with these tidbits of wisdom.

A wonderful, thoughtful book – and the Migrant Mother is a woman worth getting to know …