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Stories of Motherhood [Hardcover]

Diana Secker Tesdell

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April 3 2012 Everyman's Pocket Classics
Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.
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Stories of Motherhood gathers more than a century of literary celebrations of mothers of all ages. These short stories by a wide range of great writers illuminate the many facets of our most elemental human relationship, from birth to death and everything in between.
 
Lydia Davis and Harold Brodkey explore dizzying encounters between young mothers and their newborn babies, while Colm Tóibín and Lorrie Moore portray adult children grieving for their lost mothers. Ron Carlson probes the forging of a bond with an adopted infant, Barbara Kingsolver gives us a sparring mother-and-daughter pair whose overlapping pregnancies lead them to common ground, and Aimee Bender offers a loopy fable of maternal connection in which a woman gives birth to her own mother. Willa Cather, Ernest Gaines, and Louise Erdrich dramatize the strength and sacrifices of mothers in very different walks of life, while Anita Desai and Amy Tan chart the gulf of misunderstanding and cultural change that can divide mothers and their offspring in any time or place—and the ways love can sometimes find to cross it.
 
These and such other masters of the short story as Sherwood Anderson, Hortense Calisher, and Alice Munro write memorably about mothers—having, losing, leaving, and loving them—in modes that range from lyrical to satirical, from heartbreaking to hilarious.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library (April 3 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307957799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307957795
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 12.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #433,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Diana Secker Tesdell edited the Everyman's Pocket Classics anthologies Christmas Stories, Love Stories, Stories of the Sea, Dog Stories, Cat Stories, Horse Stories, New York Stories, and Bedtime Stories, and the Everyman's Pocket Poet anthology Lullabies and Poems for Children.

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection Oct. 14 2013
By Lo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Really smart, beautifully written stories that span a wide range of emotions and relationships. I read this when I was home on maternity leave with my first baby--an excellent book for someone going through that life transition. Not treacly, not sappy, not cliched. Fresh, wry, and true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great short story collection May 28 2013
By tamara shaw - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book arrived super fast and is a great collection of short stories about motherhood; all different aspects. It's one I'll keep for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday Present! Sept. 26 2012
By Louisiana - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I saw this book in one of my magazines and decided to order it for my best friend. The book is very pretty and the stories are very touching. Perfect gift for a Mother.

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