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The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs
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This could be total treacle but it isn't. Linda drives cross-country from Wyoming to take her daughter Molly to a private university in "the East." During the trip she tries to finish a memory quilt for Molly to keep with her at college, and the fabrics in the quilt trigger reminiscences and discussions between mother and daughter. Their relationship is not all sentimentality or nostalgia, however, and Molly is presented with many of the usual child and teenage problems, as well as being a great young woman heading for a promising adulthood. Linda is having trouble letting go; Molly may want to forego her scholarship and new opportunities to live at home, go to the state school, and stay near her high school boyfriend--and is under pressure from her boyfriend to do that. A quick and pleasant read. The author could have set up a sequel, but didn't--I sort of wish she had.
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