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In My Mother's House
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 daugh ...more
Paperback, 574 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Signet
(first published 1988)
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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.
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.
ELIZABETH WINTHROP ALSOP (www.elizabethwinthrop.com), is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages, including ISLAND JUSTICE and IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE, both available as e-books. Her short story, The Golden Darters, was selected by Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone and was recently read on SELECTED SHORTS by the renowned actress, Ann Dowd. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Al ...more