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In My Mother's House

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Lydia Franklin, daughter of a prosperous New York banker, grows up in a house filled with shadows and secrets. By the time she marries George Webster and moves to Connecticut, she is a dutiful wife obsessed with forgetting her past ... controlling her daughter Charlotte's life ... and vanquishing her personal demons. But Lydia's deeply buried yesterdays may taint her ...more
Paperback, 574 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Signet (first published 1988)
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Elaine Cougler
Sep 16, 2016 Elaine Cougler rated it really liked it
In My Mother's House by Elizabeth Winthrop. A story of moving intensity focusing around the circle of life and the damages done by incest, particularly as they apply to women. This is a very matriarchal slant in step with the times, and spanning three generations. A good read and a fast one. I look forward to reading Winthrop again.
Oct 02, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it
A surprising book that covered the lives of three generations of women and a bond between their lives. It is set in New England, spanning the family's history from the late 1800's until the 1970s. It is an absorbing story of a family secret which nearly destroyed their relationships but which was overcome by their strong family ties. I found it well written and captivating.
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good reading study of a family so many untold secreats
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ELIZABETH WINTHROP is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages.

Her most recent picture book, LUCY AND HENRY ARE TWINS, a picture book for toddlers with illustrations by Jane Massey, was published by Two Lions in 2015. Publishers Weekly called MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY, published by Holiday House, a story of "two winning female characters with a message about friendship and girl power
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