What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most

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Price
$15.95
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
289
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616201357
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About the Author

Elizabeth Benedict is the author of Almost, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year, a Newsweek Best Fiction Book of the Year, and a Best Book of the Year by National Public Radio's Fresh Air. She is also the author of three other novels, as well as The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

"The complexity and soul-deep connection of the mother-daughter bond is vividly explored in this emotionally eloquent collection of essays." --Family Circle

"Longing, grief and hard-won forgiveness pervade this essay collection by a stellar group of writers as they take stock of the gifts, visible and invisible, their mothers left behind." --MORE Magazine

"[B]eautiful, insightful narratives that take a close look at the relationship between mothers and daughters."--Ladies Home Journal

" [S]ublime. . . The anthology is rich in stories and memories, and like all good books, it forces us to reflect on our own lives." --The Huffington Post

"Each essay is beautifully crafted, and editor Benedict provides the perfect balance of emotions. For anyone trying to understand mother-daughter relationships, this collection provides the answer." --Publishers Weekly

"Some gifts are practical, others glamorous, some explain mysteries, another incites anger. All reveal mothers' hopes for their daughters." --Bust

"Original tributes by celebrated novelists, poets and journalists detail the regard in which the writers hold their mothers or their memory of their mothers even as they contemplate complex parent/child relationships in retrospect." --Louisville Courier-Journal