The Mother-in-Law Diaries: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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The first one was her true soul mate, her mentor in everything from art to sex. The second was practical, a whiz with numbers, and with a bigger heart than Lulu ever imagined. The third could cast terrifyingly powerful spells, though they weren't enough to save the marriage. The fourth kept her at arm's length. The fifth was a haunting presence, a constantly unsettling force in Lulu's life.

And then there were the husbands, no small handful themselves, each as complicated as ...

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Overview

The first one was her true soul mate, her mentor in everything from art to sex. The second was practical, a whiz with numbers, and with a bigger heart than Lulu ever imagined. The third could cast terrifyingly powerful spells, though they weren't enough to save the marriage. The fourth kept her at arm's length. The fifth was a haunting presence, a constantly unsettling force in Lulu's life.

And then there were the husbands, no small handful themselves, each as complicated as their mothers. But the real forces in Lulu's life, no matter the men, have been the mothers-in-law that came along with them.

Now, with her son's unexpected marriage, Lulu has become the sacred mother to whom the daughter-in-law must bow, the source for secrets about her own son - his sins, his past, his potential.

Here, in an honest, funny, and warm novel, Carol Dawson takes us into one woman's journey through a lifetime of mothers-in-law and a lifetime of lessons learned, and relearned.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616202095
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Dawson was born and raised in Texas, and has since lived in a variety of places --California, England, Italy, New Zealand, New Mexico, and Washington. During that time, she published three novels (The Waking Spell, Body of Knowledge, and Meeting the Minotaur) and a volume of poetry (Job). Dawson recently returned to her home state, where she is currently writing a history on the Maori people of New Zealand and is at work on her fifth novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Okay, but....

    I am just now finishing it. It has taken quite a while for me to read as it not really to my liking. Not terrible, but not what I would call out to friends to "read this!" It was something to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    A Must Read!

    I saw Carol Dawson in New Orleans at the Pirates Aleey Faulkner Society 'Words and Music 2000' in September. The Mother-in-Law Diaries, like her, is intelligent and funny. Every woman contemplating marriage needs to enjoy this funny tale.

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