Read alsoBoys Like That
Hope Edelman’s iconic book, Motherless Daughters—in print for nearly twenty years—told the story of losing her mother to cancer at age seventeen. Now, in her first original ebook, Edelman chronicles the events leading up to and immediately following that crucial event. Set against the backdrop of suburban New York in the early 1980s, “The Sweetest…
Here are grandmothers in all their glory: The "Benevolent Manipulator", whose love for her family is matched only by her desire for control; The "Gentle Giant", awesome, respected, who possesses a quiet, behind-the-scenes power; The "Autocrat", who rules her extended family like a despot; The "Kinkeeper", the family hub, who offers a sense of cohesion to the extended clan.
With insight and compassion, Edelman probes this unique and emotionally-charged relationship in a book that is a true celebration of an extraordinary bond – and a must read for every woman.
From the Trade Paperback edition.