What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts that Mattered Most

Memoir

 

Widely reviewed, enthusiastically praised, cherished by mothers, daughters, and even a few men, including Jesse Kornbluth, who described this as “collected essays from women not inclined to platitudes. A strong, smart, complex anthology.” Contributors include Jean Hanff Korelitz, Susan Stamberg, Katha Pollitt, Lisa See, Roxana Robinson, Elinor Lipman, Mary Gordon, Margo Jefferson, and Martha McPhee. Many readers are surprised that these are not Hallmark cards to mothers, but deep, challenging, and sometimes painful explorations of all that passes between mothers and daughters, through the medium of a single gift.