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Mother: Famous Writers Celebrate Motherhood With a Treasury of Short Stories, Essays, and Poems

By Claudia O'Keefe (Editor), Faye Kellerman (Contributor), Amy Tan (Contributor)

Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (May 1996)
ISBN: 0671529986
MY HERO recommends this book to readers of all age groups.
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.

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kellie | 11/9/2010 3:56 AM
i love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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