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Mothers: Twenty Stories of Contemporary Motherhood

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This remarkable collection of twenty stories about motherhood by writers who are mothers evokes every stage of the journey, from pregnancy and birth through the childhood years, adolescence, and adulthood. Together they depict the complexity of mothering in America today as woman are actually experience it.

The works gathered here constitute a step toward a new mothers lite
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 2nd 1997 by North Point Press (first published 1996)
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Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this look into modern motherhood. It brings back memories of raising my own kids and points up the difficulties of contemporary mother hood. I raised my children in a more "Mother friendly" time so this was an insight into what my grandchildren and their parents have added to the job of paremtimg.
Carol Waters
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Excellent compilation of short stories that run the gamut of mother-child relationships. Love (and dread) the old lady.
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
there were a few stories included in this collection that were so moving I was in tears. but the majority I didn't even get through because I found them offensive.
Some stories were too 80's, some were downright depressing (especially the one about the junkie who wanted to throw her baby over a rail and take off, apparently with the author's blessing).
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