Mothers Before: Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers As We Never Saw Them

Mothers Before: Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers As We Never Saw Them

by Edan Lepucki (Editor)


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Who was your mother before she became a mother?

In this remarkable collection, New York Times bestselling novelist Edan Lepucki gathers more than sixty original essays and favorite photographs to explore this question. The daughters in Mothers Before are writers and poets, artists and teachers, and the images and stories they share reveal the lives of women in ways that are vulnerable and true, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always moving.

Contributors include:

Brit Bennett
Jennine Capó Crucet
Jennifer Egan
Angela Garbes
Annabeth Gish
Alison Roman
Lisa See
Danzy Senna
Dana Spiotta
Jia Tolentino

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419742941
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 810,777
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Edan Lepucki is the creator of the popular Instagram @MothersBefore. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels California and Woman No. 17 and cohost of the podcast Mom Rage. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Laura Lippman 16

Jade Chang 18

Fran Melmed 21

Sharon Smith 22

Kiki Petrosino 25

Vallerie Mwazo 27

Molly Wizenberg 28

Margaret Guzik 31

Kate Crum 32

Amelia Morris 35

Laura Shields 37

Niketa Calame-Harris 41

Gennie Siegel 42

Neelanjana Banerjee 45

Angela Garbes 46

Cathy Weiss 49

Elinor Carucci 50

Alycia Elizabeth 53

Paria Kooklan 54

Camille T. Dungy 57

Megan Joy 61

Sam Rader 63

Brit Bennett 64

Marie Mutsuki Mockett 66

Jennifer Egan 69

Lisa See 70

Lynell George 73

Nancy High 76

Kristen Daniels 78

Belinda Gabaldon 81

Ann Holler 82

Nadia Ahidjo-Iya 85

Jia Tolentino 86

Nikki Mercedes Diaz 88

Darcy Vebber 90

Dana Spiotta 93

Annabeth Gish 96

Cassandra Talabi 99

Allegra Taylor 100

Rachel Khong 103

Sanam Mahloudji 104

Susan Straight 107

Christine Platino 108

Danzy Senna 111

Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh 113

Eirene Donohue 117

Maya Ramakrishnan 118

Nysa Wong Kline 120

Laura Veirs 123

Tiffany Nguyen 124

Jasmin Pettaway-Solano 127

Catie Disabato 128

Barbara Feldon 130

Chelsey Johnson 133

Ash Choi 136

Jennine Capó Crucet 139

Teena Apeles 140

Heather Ekins 143

Molly Schiot 144

Kimberly Durdin 147

Kate Spencer 148

Margaret Wappler 151

Karen Tongson 153

Robin Benway 156

Elline Lipkin 158

Charmaine Craig 161

Alison Roman 162

RY Russo-Young 164

Lan Samantha Chang 166

About the Contributors 169

Acknowledgments 175

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