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Mother : Mother - Claudia O'Keefe

Paperback Published: 1st May 1996
ISBN: 9780671529987
Number Of Pages: 368

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Perhaps our most powerful and significant emblem, Motherhood forms the very fabric of our lives. Mothers leave enduring memories in our hearts and influence our culture -- art, theater, film, literature, and television. In this exceptional collection, some of today's most prestigious and gifted writers come together to share their personal reflections on motherhood. From a woman's choice to become a mother to the intimate inner workings of a mother's relationship with her children, the full, rich cycle of motherhood is brought exquisitely to life. These stories, poems, and essays -- some never before published -- are both real and imagined, and penned by daughters, sons...and mothers.

From Amy Tan's essay on a first-generation American mother and her acculturated daughter to Nora Ephron's account of living under the aegis of a career mother who drank as hard as she worked; from Maya Angelou's moving poem epitomizing the strength of a welfare mother to Mary Higgins Clark's poignant essay about her wild Irish mother; and from Joyce Carol Oates's haunting tale in which a woman finds herself visited by the ghosts of unborn children to Laurie Colwin's stirring story revealing a woman's thoughts and feelings as she's about to give birth, this collection will have you by turns laughing, crying, and waxing nostalgic. Whether you're far from your mother, just a door away, or long for the days when your relationship was simpler, this remarkable anthology promises to touch your heart, calm your spirit, and remain forever in your memory.

Introduction
My Wild Irish Motherp. 1
Touring Homep. 11
Maisiep. 16
Momma Welfare Rollp. 26
The Four Girlsp. 28
Another Marvelous Thingp. 51
Becoming a Motherp. 74
Clouds Across the Moonp. 78
Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some Peoplep. 126
The Mothering Blacknessp. 146
The Girl Who Gave Birth to Childrenp. 147
I Must Go Down to the Sea Againp. 160
Free Parkingp. 171
Readyp. 185
Growing Boysp. 207
Variations on a Themep. 261
Ms. Carpenterp. 278
The House on Hester Streetp. 287
Unprintablep. 305
Mother Tonguep. 321
Quality Timep. 329
Heartburn (an excerpt)p. 342
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780671529987
ISBN-10: 0671529986
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st May 1996
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.32

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