A Mother and Two Daughters

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"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
At the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is faced with the unknown. Nell always relied on the husband of her youth for security and friendship. Fiercely independent Cate and perfect Lydia have spent their lives vying for the love and approval their father generously gave. And as each woman begins to ...
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Overview

"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
At the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is faced with the unknown. Nell always relied on the husband of her youth for security and friendship. Fiercely independent Cate and perfect Lydia have spent their lives vying for the love and approval their father generously gave. And as each woman begins to view her life, her past, and the possibilities of the future with new eyes, each belatedly discovers that life and death are impossible to plan, and that the past that has kept them apart can bring them closer to themselves and one another....

This #1 New York Times bestseller is now available in a beautiful paperback edition. When a Southern family man dies suddenly, his wife and two grown daughters are devastated. As the three women begin to view their futures, each discovers the past that has kept them apart can bring them close together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345389237
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/9/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 867,344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Godwin
Gail Godwin

Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award nominee and the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy’s Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband, and Evenings at Five. She is also the author of The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961—1963, the first of two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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  • Posted August 10, 2013

    It's time to read this again (4th, 5th??) AND I CAN'T FIND MY CO

    It's time to read this again (4th, 5th??) AND I CAN'T FIND MY COPY!! HELP! I am one of three daughters and I like reading this and calculating where each of us falls on the "Cate to Lydia" scale.

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