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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 daugh ...more
Paperback, 574 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Signet (first published 1988)
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Elaine Cougler
Sep 16, 2016 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 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.
May 25, 2010 rated it liked it
The author went to my high school and so I read this book when it was newly released.
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Oct 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good reading study of a family so many untold secreats
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Love reading books that start in the 1800's. am loving this one.
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ELIZABETH WINTHROP ALSOP (, 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

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