The kids are all right: a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Harmony Books,
Pub. Date:
“Perfect is boring.”Well, 1983 certainly wasn’t boring for the Welch family. Somehow, between their handsome father’s mysterious death, their glamorous soap-opera-star mother’s cancer diagnosis, and a phalanx of lawyers intent on bankruptcy proceedings, the four Welch siblings managed to handle each new heartbreaking misfortune in the same way they dealt with the unexpected arrival of the forgotten-about Chilean exchange student–together.All that changed with the death of their mother. While nineteen-year-old Amanda was legally on her own, the three younger siblings–Liz, sixteen; Dan, fourteen; and Diana, eight–were each dispatched to a different set of family friends. Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Amanda headed for college in New York City and immersed herself in an ’80s world of alternative music and drugs. Liz, living with the couple for whom she babysat, followed in Amanda’s footsteps until high school graduation when she took a job in Norway as a nanny. Mischievous, rebellious Dan, bounced from guardian to boarding school and back again, getting deeper into trouble and drugs. And Diana, the red-haired baby of the family, was given a new life and identity and told to forget her past. But Diana’s siblings refused to forget her–or let her go.Told in the alternating voices of the four siblings, their poignant, harrowing story of un­breakable bonds unfolds with ferocious emotion. Despite the Welch children’s wrenching loss and subsequent separation, they retained the resilience and humor that both their mother and father endowed them with–growing up as lost souls, taking disastrous turns along the way, but eventually coming out right side up. The kids are not only all right; they’re back together.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c796dc24-374e-f990-e7c8-acffe94602bf
full_title kids are all right a memoir
author welch diana
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:40AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1579139289700106240
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Welch, Amanda., Welch, Dan., Welch, Liz, writer.
author Welch, Diana.
author-letter Welch, Diana.
author2 Welch, Amanda., Welch, Dan., Welch, Liz, writer.
author2-role Welch, Amanda., Welch, Dan., Welch, Liz,writer.
author_additional Diana Welch and Liz Welch ; with Amanda Welch and Dan Welch.
author_display Welch, Diana
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a CT
callnumber-first C - Historical Sciences
callnumber-subject CT - Biography
callnumber_sort_arlington B WELCH FAMILY
collection_arlington Biographies
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2430
detailed_location_arlington Central Biographies
edition 1st ed.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id c796dc24-374e-f990-e7c8-acffe94602bf
isbn 9780307396044
item_details ils:.b13130365|.i1436069x|Central Biographies|B WELCH FAMILY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 04, 2014|canb||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington B WELCH FAMILY
local_callnumber_exact_arlington B WELCH FAMILY
local_callnumber_left_arlington B WELCH FAMILY
local_days_since_added_arlington 2430
num_holdings 1
oclc (OCoLC)299707492
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
physical 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
popularity 3
primary_isbn 9780307396044
publishDate 2009
publishDateSort 2009
publisher Harmony Books,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13130365|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Harmony Books,|c2009.|334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13130365|.i1436069x|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Bedford (N.Y. : Town) -- Biography, Welch family
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title The kids are all right : a memoir
title_display The kids are all right : a memoir
title_full The kids are all right : a memoir / Diana Welch and Liz Welch ; with Amanda Welch and Dan Welch
title_short The kids are all right :
title_sort kids are all right a memoir
title_sub a memoir