Between Mothers and Daughters: Stories Across a Generation

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In this moving and poignant collection of short stories by a broad and vibrant group of American women writers, mothers and daughters describe their conflicts and consolations, their trusts and mistrusts, their loves and hates. In some stories, a mother sacrifices and struggles in order to provide her daughter with the opportunities she herself had been denied. In others, mothers and daughters share a renewed awareness of women’s dependence on one another for survival. This multicultural collection of short ...

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In this moving and poignant collection of short stories by a broad and vibrant group of American women writers, mothers and daughters describe their conflicts and consolations, their trusts and mistrusts, their loves and hates. In some stories, a mother sacrifices and struggles in order to provide her daughter with the opportunities she herself had been denied. In others, mothers and daughters share a renewed awareness of women’s dependence on one another for survival. This multicultural collection of short stories written between the 1840s and the 1990s explores an ancient relationship with fresh vision and insight. Utilizing a range of short story genres and incorporating diverse perspectives, these stories explore the maternal bonds -between women and investigate the practice of family, exposing the complicated, bittersweet truths of women’s intergenerational relationships.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558614598
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: The Women's Stories Project Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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SUSAN KOPPELMAN is a pioneering literary historian, acknowledged as the leading authority on the women's short story in the United States. Her ten anthologies include Between Mothers and Daughters and The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. SUSAN KOPPELMAN is a pioneering literary historian, acknowledged as the leading authority on the women's short story in the United States. Her ten anthologies include Between Mothers and Daughters and The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Annie Gray : a tale (1848) 1
A marriage of persuasion (1857) 13
Old Mother Goose (1873) 23
The way of peace (1898) 43
Old woman Magoun (1905) 61
Oats for the woman (1917) 83
The fire (1917) 113
Mrs. Gladfelter's revolt (1923) 129
Mother to dinner (1935) 141
Seventeen syllables (1949) 161
I stand here ironing (1956) 177
Recuerdo (1963) 189
The women men don't see (1973) 197
The Lawd don't like ugly (1974) 229
Autobiography of my mother (1975) 250
"Tell the truth ..." (1975) 262
High heels (1980) 270
A birthday remembered (1980) 275
Her choice (1981) 283
A long story (1985) 290
Noises (1985) 299
Hair-raising (1988) 311
Home (1993) 323
Anna's archive (2002) 327
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