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A Short History of Women: A Novel by Kate Walbert

By Kate Walbert

NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES instances BOOK PRIZE

A profoundly relocating portrait of the complex legacies of moms and daughters, A brief heritage of ladies chronicles 5 generations of girls from the shut of the 19th century in the course of the early years of the twenty-first. starting in 1914 on the deathbed of Dorothy Trevor Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the reason, the unconventional lines the echoes of her selection within the tales of her descendants--a excellent daughter who attempts to flee the load of her mother's infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a standard course, purely to discover herself disenchanted; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating anxiousness of post-9/11 new york. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of images, emotion, and wit, A brief heritage of ladies is a thought-provoking and vividly unique narrative that crisscrosses a century--a booklet for "any girl who has ever struggled to discover her personal voice; to make experience of being a mom, spouse, daughter, and lover" (Associated Press)

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