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We know from the first page of this riveting memoir that poet Natasha Trethewey’s mother is dead. “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir” is a tribute to a life snuffed out by a brutal man, a fractured judicial system and a patriarchy as old as Methuselah. It is also an examination of the Old South colliding with the new, a chronicle of one artist’s beginnings, and of a changing America. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. “Memorial Drive” is metaphorical — memory takes us for a ride — but it is also a road in Atlanta, a major east-west artery that “winds east from downtown ending at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest monument to the Confederacy.” Massive statues of Sto... Full story

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