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Mothers and daughters : a poetry celebration
Cotner, June, 1950-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harmony Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xvii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
Format :


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PS595.M65 M68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Celebrate the life passages shared only between mothers and daughters in this uniquely moving collection.
Mothers and Daughters reveals the full breadth and depth of the mother-daughter bond as only poetry can. From pregnancy to toddlerhood, adolescence to leaving home, grandmotherhood and beyond, and every passage in between, this collection captures the voices of mothers and daughters as they write about the most moving moments of their times together.
Honest, inspiring, joyful, and reflective, the full range of women's voices has been captured here: the inexplicable joy of a mother holding her baby girl, a mom witnessing the first grown-up tears of her adolescent girl, a mother watching her daughter walk down the aisle, a ten-year-old trying to explain to her mom why she hates broccoli, and a daughter saying good-bye to her mother in her new dorm room. All the poetry, selected by bestselling author June Cotner, is accessible and beautifully crafted, alternating poems that will move any mother or daughter to tears with others that will make her laugh out loud--and all of which will deepen the reader's understanding and appreciation of this unique bond as no self-help book ever could.
The perfect gift for mother or daughter, this is a book that women will want to revisit and share for years to come.

Author Notes

JUNE COTNER, is the author of Graces, Bedside Prayers, and Animal Blessings, among several other bestselling collections of poems and prayers.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

June Cotner, who previously collected Graces and Bedside Prayers, here brings together Mothers and Daughters as versified by poets like Kim Addonizio and Kelly Cherry. The point-of-sale-sized book takes readers "from pregnancy to toddlerhood, adolescence to leaving home, grandmotherhood and beyond." ( Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved