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Mother Reader

Mother Reader

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Edited by Moyra DaveyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Moyra Davey

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: May 1, 2001
  • Price: $24.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-072-6 (1-58322-072-0)
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The intersection of motherhood and creative life is explored in these writings on mothering that turn the spotlight from the child to the mother herself. Here, in memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays, and fiction, mothers describe first-hand the changes brought to their lives by pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering.

Many of the writers articulate difficult and socially unsanctioned maternal anger and ambivalence. In Mother Reader, motherhood is scrutinized for all its painful and illuminating subtleties, and addressed with unconventional wisdom and candor. What emerges is a sense of a community of writers speaking to and about each other out of a common experience, and a compilation of extraordinary literature never before assembled in a single volume.

Mother Reader brings together a group of wonderfully intelligent and incisive pieces on a subject that shapes our lives. Fine writers, fine writing, and a vital theme make this an essential book.” — Lynne Sharon Schwartz