📒My Mother S Secret ✍ Sheila O'Flanagan

â™ Book Title : My Mother s Secret
✍Author : Sheila O'Flanagan
â™›Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2015-07-02
âśżPages : 512
â™ ISBN : 9781472210739
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťMy Mother s Secret Book Synopsis : Sheila O'Flanagan's MY MOTHER'S SECRET is a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents' marriage is what they believed it to be. A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell. When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down. Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you? As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined...

📒Invisible Ink ✍ Bill Griffith

â™ Book Title : Invisible Ink
✍Author : Bill Griffith
â™›Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
♣Release Date : 2015-10-03
âśżPages : 208
â™ ISBN : 9781606998953
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Invisible Ink Book Synopsis : Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir. This is the renowned cartoonist's first long-form graphic work ― a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew.

â™ Book Title : Keeping Mother s Secrets
✍Author : Tracy May
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2015-02-24
âśżPages : 372
â™ ISBN : 0578147246
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťKeeping Mother s Secrets Book Synopsis : "Riveting account of actual events and their startling twists and turns." "Haunting psychological cliffhanger of terrifying abuse, unrelenting brainwashing attempts, and one child's determination to survive and thrive." Arthur M. Bodin, Ph.D., ABPP Former President, Division of Family Psychology, American Psychological Association "A gripping account of the effects of a child's continual trauma and her struggles for physical and emotional safety. Tracy May balances the horror of relentless threat and fear with acts of kindness from others. A courageous and inspirational story filled with huge characters and major legal precedents. Once I started reading the book, I could not put it down. As a psychologist, I recommend this exceptional addition to the understanding of trauma and recovery." Joseph Keenan, Ph.D. "A child's terrifying journey through severe and pervasive family dysfunction and many forms of child abuse, including parental alienation. The story reflects a keen understanding of coping with adversity. A powerful and moving testimonial to the strength of the human spirit and a must read for anyone moving on from a stormy past." Andrew Newman, M.D., FCCP Keeping Mother's Secrets is a gripping memoir of a child's courage to survive terrifying physical, emotional and sexual abuse. It has many unpredictable twists and turns as the child, Tracy, clings to hope and finds a way to thrive. This brave, honest and graphic account is enhanced by legal documents and the memories of others who were involved. Keeping Mother's Secrets is an inspirational read that will engage, enlighten and fascinate the public. It also offers hope to those who have suffered abuse and trauma."

📒Her Mother S Secret ✍ Natasha Lester

â™ Book Title : Her Mother s Secret
✍Author : Natasha Lester
â™›Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2017-03-28
âśżPages : 368
â™ ISBN : 9780733634666
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťHer Mother s Secret Book Synopsis : A sweeping story of love and ambition from England to the Manhattan of the 1920s and 1940s by the author of A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD 1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father's life. Determined to start over, she boards a ship to New York City. On the way she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth . . . In Manhattan, Leo works hard to make her cosmetics dream come true, but she's a woman alone with a small salary and a society that deems make-up scandalous. 1939, New York City. Everett's daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalized like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers. Why, then, are her parents so quick to forbid it? HER MOTHER'S SECRET is the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society's disapproval. 'If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book' SALLY HEPWORTH 'Had me at page one. This book should come with a 'Do Not Disturb' sign.' VANESSA CARNEVALE 'Lester's storytelling is truly captivating; her voice an essential addition to Australian fiction.' AUSROM TODAY Praise for A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD: 'I love this book' RACHAEL JOHNS 'Stunning. Will have you captivated' LIZ BYRSKI 'If you're mad about the roaring twenties and all things Gatsby, this romance will have you enchanted' Woman's Day 'At the novel's heart is the sparkling Evie, an endearing combination of intelligence, determination and naivety' West Australian 'Wonderful. I love this author. You will not be disappointed' SALLY HEPWORTH

📒The Secret Life Of Bees ✍ Sue Monk Kidd

â™ Book Title : The Secret Life of Bees
✍Author : Sue Monk Kidd
â™›Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2011-02-03
âśżPages : 225
â™ ISBN : 9780755385171
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Secret Life of Bees Book Synopsis : Sue Monk Kidd's internationally bestselling first novel THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES has delighted many millions of readers around the world. 'Charming, funny, moving' The Times; 'A wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris' Daily Telegraph Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

📒My Mother S Secret ✍ Donna Wright

â™ Book Title : My Mother s Secret
✍Author : Donna Wright
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2011-03-01
âśżPages : 23
â™ ISBN : 1935905171
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťMy Mother s Secret Book Synopsis : A death of a parent is traumatic. One grieving child found a way to feel better. There are only a few ways to handle the death of a loved one. We can be angry, or we can find a way to accept it and move on. This book follows one boy's path to believe a "secret" to help accept his father's death and understand that his dad is still with him. It's a heartwarming story that will make you think about your deceased loved ones and how to believe in the "signs" they send you. This is one inspirational lesson no reader will ever forget.

📒A Mother S Secret ✍ Renita D'Silva

â™ Book Title : A Mother s Secret
✍Author : Renita D'Silva
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2016-04-07
âśżPages : 442
â™ ISBN : 1910751944
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťA Mother s Secret Book Synopsis : When pregnant Jaya loses her mother then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to look for answers--to the enigma of her lonely, distant mother and her mysterious past in India. Looking through her mother's belongings, she finds two diaries and old photographs carrying the smoky aroma of fire. A young boy smiles out at Jaya from every photograph and in one, a family stands proudly in front of a sprawling mansion. Who is this child? And why did her mother treasure this memento of a regal family lost to the past?

â™ Book Title : What My Mother Doesn t Know
✍Author : Sonya Sones
â™›Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2010-10-19
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 1439115184
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťWhat My Mother Doesn t Know Book Synopsis : My name is Sophie. This book is about me. It tells the heart-stoppingly riveting story of my first love. And also of my second. And, okay, my third love, too. It's not that I'm boy crazy. It's just that even though I'm almost fifteen I've been having sort of a hard time trying to figure out the difference between love and lust. It's like my mind and my body and my heart just don't seem to be able to agree on anything.

📒The Mothers ✍ Brit Bennett

â™ Book Title : The Mothers
✍Author : Brit Bennett
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2016-10-11
âśżPages : 288
â™ ISBN : 9780399184536
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Mothers Book Synopsis : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize Finalist PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction Finalist An NPR Best Book of 2016 An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Vogue Magazine Best Book of the Year A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist One of Elle.com's Best Books of the Year "Ferociously moving … despite Bennett’s thrumming plot, despite the snap of her pacing, it’s the always deepening complexity of her characters that provides the book’s urgency." –The New York Times Book Review "Luminous… engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss." –People, Pick of the Week "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

📒The Secret Garden ✍ Frances Hodgson Burnett

â™ Book Title : The Secret Garden
✍Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
â™›Publisher : Trajectory Inc
♣Release Date : 2014-08-11
âśżPages : 367
â™ ISBN : 9781632090751
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Secret Garden Book Synopsis : Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is the story of a spoiled young orphan girl who travels from India across the ocean to England to live in the mansion of a distant relative. As the young girl acclimates to her new life, she discovers a new world full of mystery, adventure, and kindness.

📒Whisper My Secret ✍ J. B. Rowley

â™ Book Title : Whisper My Secret
✍Author : J. B. Rowley
â™›Publisher : CreateSpace
♣Release Date : 2014-06-18
âśżPages : 260
â™ ISBN : 1499720068
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťWhisper My Secret Book Synopsis : How does a mother cope when she is forced to walk away from her three children and never see them again? 'Whisper My Secret' is the true story of a devoted mother who carried her heartbreaking secret to her grave. Myrtle is eventually rescued from her grief and despair by tall, dark and handsome George Rowley who fell in love with her, offering her romance and enduring love. Myrtle started a new life with George and had seven more children. She buried the grief of losing her first children deep within and kept her pain secret. JB Rowley, an award winning Australian author and one of Myrtle's seven children by her second husband, tells the compelling story of her mother's secret. Desperate to know how such a thing could happen to a caring mother, JB went on a journey to find out. It was a long time before she was able to work out that her mother kept her early life and her first family secret out of misplaced guilt and shame. To redress that, JB decided to tell the whole world her mother's secret as a proud declaration that Myrtle did nothing deserving of guilt or shame. The ebook of this memoir has been a #1 best seller in Amazon's Adoption category.

📒Are You My Mother ✍ Alison Bechdel

â™ Book Title : Are You My Mother
✍Author : Alison Bechdel
â™›Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2013-03-28
âśżPages : 304
â™ ISBN : 9781448182176
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťAre You My Mother Book Synopsis : Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was a literary phenomenon: 'an extraordinarily intimate account of family secrets that manages to be shocking, unsettling and life-affirming at the same time', as Sarah Walters wrote in the Guardian. The Times said it was 'incontestibly the graphic book of the year', while the Observer recently chose it as one of the ten best graphic novels ever published. While Fun Home explored Bechdel's relationship with her father, a closeted homsexual, this new memoir is about her mother - a voracious reader, a music lover, a passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood... and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, for ever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott to one explosively illuminating Dr Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) love life. And, finally, back to Mother - to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.

📒My Secret Mother ✍ Phyllis Whitsell

â™ Book Title : My Secret Mother
✍Author : Phyllis Whitsell
â™›Publisher : Collins
♣Release Date : 2017-06-27
âśżPages : 256
â™ ISBN : 1443454435
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝My Secret Mother Book Synopsis : #1 National Bestseller Two different lives, one heartbreaking secret When Phyllis Whitsell was just eight months old, her mother died of tuberculosis. At least, that what’s Phyllis grew up being told by her adoptive parents. But Phyllis never believed it was true. She prayed every night for God to take care of her birth mother, holding onto the hope that she was alive and out there, somewhere. Finally, after years of searching, Phyllis finds her birth mother-Bridget, known locally as Tipperary Mary. But the loving reunion Phyllis had hoped for is complicated by a difficult past. The mother she discovers is a broken woman-a victim of early onset dementia, an alcoholic, and a woman crushed by years of missing the daughter she gave up. Phyllis, by this time a community nurse with her own children, keeps the discovery from her family. She begins to care for Bridget-visiting her at home, buying her new clothes, tending to her maladies and giving her as much love as she can. All the while, Phyllis struggles with telling Bridget her true identity. And when she eventually introduces her son to his grandmother, Bridget doesn’t believe her. Bridget never fully understands that her tender new caregiver is the daughter she lost so long ago. My Secret Mother is the extraordinary story of forgiveness and compassion, as a daughter’s search for her mother becomes a journey from abandonment into love.

📒One Life ✍ Kate Grenville

â™ Book Title : One Life
✍Author : Kate Grenville
â™›Publisher : Canongate Books
♣Release Date : 2015-05-07
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 9781782116868
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťOne Life Book Synopsis : 'Clear, authentic and utterly engaging . . . it is as successful as it is authentic' Independent on Sunday Born to an unhappy marriage and into a deeply sexist society, Nance Russell worked hard for everything she had, and while the world changed around her, she went on to university, to opening businesses and raising a family. One Life is Nance's story - and many other women's too - beautifully captured by her daughter, the bestselling novelist Kate Grenville. Kate draws on the tales passed down to her to create an evocative portrait of life in twentieth-century rural Australia, and a deeply intimate and caring homage to a mother.

â™ Book Title : In My Mother s Hands
✍Author : Biff Ward
â™›Publisher : Allen & Unwin
♣Release Date : 2014-05-28
âśżPages : 288
â™ ISBN : 9781743437667
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťIn My Mother s Hands Book Synopsis : There are secrets in this family. Before Biff and her younger brother, Mark, there was baby Alison, who drowned in her bath because, it was said, her mother was distracted. Biff too, lives in fear of her mother's irrational behaviour and paranoia, and she is always on guard and fears for the safety of her brother. As Biff grows into teenage hood, there develops a conspiratorial relationship between her and her father, who is a famous and gregarious man, trying to keep his wife's problems a family secret. This was a time when the insane were committed and locked up in Dickensian institutions; whatever his problems her father was desperate to save his wife from that fate. But also to protect his children from the effects of living with a tragically disturbed mother. In My Mother's Hands is a beautifully written and emotionally perplexing coming-of-age true story about growing up in an unusual family.

📒After ✍ Nikki Gemmell

â™ Book Title : After
✍Author : Nikki Gemmell
â™›Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
♣Release Date : 2017-03-27
âśżPages : 304
â™ ISBN : 9781460707692
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťAfter Book Synopsis : Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life. Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn's death raised were endless. Was the decision an act of independence or the very opposite? Was it a desperate act driven by hopelessness and anger, or was her euthanasia a reasoned act of empowerment? After is the story of Elayn Gemmell - and the often difficult, prickly relationship between mothers and daughters, and how that changes over time. As anguished as it truthful, as powerful as it is profound, After is about life, death, elderly parents, mothers and daughters, hurt and healing, and about how little, sometimes, we know the ones we love the most. A deeply intimate, fiercely beautiful, blazingly bold and important book. 'A bold work of nonfiction ... a work that will raise questions and start conversations' Bookseller + Publisher 'Eloquent and shatteringly honest ... Although Gemmell's pain is raw, her prose is polished ... [and] rich with metaphor, symbolism and imagery. The impact is cumulative and powerfully affecting, at times almost overwhelming. Gemmell's message is universal, heartfelt and clear: fix rifts before it is too late, before relationships are shattered like fragile vessels. Find forgiveness and compassion. Mend what is broken with any available glue. Understand the isolating effects of infirmity and talk about pain management. Love unconditionally before it is too late.' Sydney Morning Herald ?'Compassion, humanity and love shines through every page' Caroline Overington

📒My Secret Garden ✍ Nancy Friday

â™ Book Title : My Secret Garden
✍Author : Nancy Friday
â™›Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2008-02-05
âśżPages : 442
â™ ISBN : 9781416567011
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťMy Secret Garden Book Synopsis : A report on female erotic fantasies is based on the author's interviews and correspondences with other women and offers a frank study of female sexuality and the role of imagination in sex.

📒My Mother S Witness ✍ Carolyn Haines

â™ Book Title : My Mother s Witness
✍Author : Carolyn Haines
â™›Publisher : River City Pub
♣Release Date : 2003
âśżPages : 351
â™ ISBN : 1579660428
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťMy Mother s Witness Book Synopsis : A portrait of Peggy Morgan describes how one woman struggled to escape the brutality, poverty, neglect, and abuse of her childhood in rural Mississippi, her marriage ot Lloyd Morgan, her exposure to the racial violence of a South caught up in the Civil Rights Movement, and her key role as a witness for the prosecution at the retrial of Byron De La Beckwith, the man ultimately convicted of killing Medgar Evers.

📒She Left Me The Gun ✍ Emma Brockes

â™ Book Title : She Left Me the Gun
✍Author : Emma Brockes
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2014
âśżPages : 298
â™ ISBN : 9780143125365
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťShe Left Me the Gun Book Synopsis : Documents the author's investigation into a shattering childhood trauma in South Africa, tracing the discovery of her grandfather's abuse of her mother, which compelled her mother's unsuccessful attempt to kill him before fleeing the country.

📒My Mother My Self ✍ Nancy Friday

â™ Book Title : My Mother My Self
✍Author : Nancy Friday
â™›Publisher : Delta
♣Release Date : 2010-09-01
âśżPages : 448
â™ ISBN : 9780307763730
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝My Mother My Self Book Synopsis : When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970’s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love without possessing, to find work that fulfills them, and to discover their full sexuality, they must first acknowledge their identity as separate from their mother’s. Nancy Friday’s book played a major role in that acceptance. The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and anassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the fear of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Friday investigates a generational legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love the daughter’s hold for their mothers–and why they so often “become” that mother themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒An Affair With My Mother ✍ Caitríona Palmer

â™ Book Title : An Affair with My Mother
✍Author : Caitríona Palmer
â™›Publisher : Penguin UK
♣Release Date : 2016-03-03
âśżPages : 256
â™ ISBN : 9780241971727
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťAn Affair with My Mother Book Synopsis : 'Incredibly moving' --Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer: a moving and gripping story of love, denial and a daughter's quest for the truth. Caitriona Palmer had a happy childhood in Dublin, raised by loving adoptive parents. But when she was in her late twenties, she realized that she had a strong need to know the woman who had given birth to her. She was able to locate her birth mother, Sarah, and they developed a strong attachment. But Sarah set one painful condition to this joyous new relationship: she wished to keep it - to keep Caitriona - secret from her family, from her friends, from everyone. Who was Sarah, and why did she want to preserve a decades-old secret? An Affair with My Mother tells the story of Caitriona's quest to answer these questions, and of the intense, furtive 'affair' she and her mother conducted in carefully chosen locations around Dublin. By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, An Affair with My Mother is a searing portrait of the social and familial forces that left Sarah - and so many other unwed Irish mothers of her generation - frightened, traumatized and bereft. It is also a beautifully written account of a remarkable relationship. 'Caitriona Palmer has called out the false shame of her origins, with a kind of anguished courage that is incredibly moving. An Affair With My Mother is a forensic account of how it feels to be - in the interests of Catholic "respectability" - excluded from the facts of your own life. In its commitment to family love, to joy and truth, it is a gift.' Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize