Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids by Lynne Van Luven, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids

Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids

by Lynne Van Luven
     
 

Statistics say that one in 10 women has no intention of taking the plunge into motherhood. Nobody's Mother is a collection of stories by women who have already made this choice. From introspective to humorous to rabble-rousing, these are personal stories that are well and honestly told. The writers range in age from early 30s to mid-70s and come from diverse

Overview

Statistics say that one in 10 women has no intention of taking the plunge into motherhood. Nobody's Mother is a collection of stories by women who have already made this choice. From introspective to humorous to rabble-rousing, these are personal stories that are well and honestly told. The writers range in age from early 30s to mid-70s and come from diverse backgrounds. All have thought long and hard about the role of motherhood, their own destinies, what mothering means in our society and what their choice means to them as individuals and as members of their ethnic communities or social groups. Contributors include:Nancy Baron, a zoologist and science writer who works in the United States for eaWeb/COMPASS and has won two Science in Society awards, a National Magazine Award and a Western Magazine Award for Science. Lorna Crozier, well-known poet and the author of a dozen books, as well as the recipient of a Governor General's award and numerous other writing prizes.

Editorial Reviews

Juliet Eilperin
Edited by Canadian writer Lynne Van Luven, Nobody's Mother offers a contemplative and frank look at what it means never to bear children. At times painful, occasionally humorous, the book challenges society's traditional assumptions about the role of women as childbearers. The collection occasionally has the cozy, superior air of a feminist collective, where women from an array of ethnic backgrounds and sectors of society speak proudly of how they've spent their day challenging the status quo. Most of the time, though, the book reads like an intimate conversation among friends, in which someone close to you has decided to explain the choices she's made in life.
— The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894898409
Publisher:
TouchWood Editions
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Lynne Van Luven is an associate professor of applied writing at the Department of Writing, University of Victoria. She also writes reviews, feature commentaries and articles for a variety of outlets, including Books in Canada and Quill and Quire; is a regular contributor to CBC Radio'sThe Arts Today program; and has published two other anthologies of creative non-fiction.

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