French, Marilyn Her Mother's Daughter (2 Volume Set )
New York Summit Books 1987 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by Bacon, Paul (cover)
1557 pp., 6 pages of glossy black and white photographs. Corners somewhat bumped. DJs show a very little shelfwear. "This Large Print Book carries the seal of approval of NAVH." A bright, attractive two-volume set.
A new milestone work by Marilyn French "which exposes the raw nerve of women's experience as mothers and daughters. Am enthralling narrative about the lives of four generations of women, Her Mother's Daughter is an honest and moving novel about the primal, inescapable bond between mothers and daughters. Frances is the first in a chain of women who sacrifice their own pleasures for a better future for their children. She is an immigrant, left destitute in 1913 when her husband dies, who never recovers from the wrenching choice she is forced to make. Belle, her elder daughter, inherits a legacy of grief, thwarted dreams and carefully reined emotions. It is Belle's daughter Anastasia who determines to break the chain and live a life that is joyous and free. As Stacey Stevens, world-famous photographer, she appears to have it all: independence, money, a career she loves. She has blossomed through two marriages and many love affairs, triumphing in a man's world without forsaking her children or their needs - she thinks. But at forty she finds herself emotionally destitute, like her own mother, and estranged from her children. How she reaches out through the numbing mist of despair to forge a new peace with her children, her mother and most of all, herself is the subject of this deeply affecting novel."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall