A House Full of Daughters

A House Full of Daughters
Author: Juliet Nicolson
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-23
Genre: Autobiographical memory
ISBN: 0099598035

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All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson's was no different- her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother's Tory-conventional background. A House Full of Daughterstakes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-si cle Washington DC, an English boarding school during the Second World War, Chelsea in the 1960s, these women emerge for Juliet as people in their own right, but also as part of who she is and where she has come from.

A House Full of Daughters

A House Full of Daughters
Author: Juliet Nicolson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780374715328

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A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. But then Juliet, a distinguished historian, started to question. As she did so, she sifted fact from fiction, uncovering details and secrets long held just out of sight. A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siecle Washington D.C., an English boarding school during the Second World War, Chelsea in the 1960s, the knife-edge that was New York City in the 1980s, these women emerge for Juliet as people in their own right, but also as part of who she is and where she has come from. A House Full of Daughters is one woman’s investigation into the nature of family, memory, and the past. As Juliet finds uncomfortable patterns reflected in these distant and more recent versions of herself, she realizes her challenge is to embrace the good and reject the hazards that have trapped past generations.

A House Full of Daughters

A House Full of Daughters
Author: Juliet Nicolson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781473511682

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One woman’s investigation into the nature of memory, the past, and above all, love. All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson’s was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siècle Washington DC, an English boarding school during the Second World War, Chelsea in the 1960s, these women emerge for Juliet as people in their own right, but also as part of who she is and where she has come from

The Mistress s Daughter

The Mistress s Daughter
Author: A. M. Homes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101202197

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The "fierce and eloquent" (New York Times) memoir by the award-winning author of May We Be Forgiven and This Book Will Save Your Life The acclaimed writer A. M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with a family of his own. The Mistress's Daughter is the ruthlessly honest account of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes relates how they initially made contact and what happened afterwards, and digs through the family history of both sets of her parents in a twenty-first-century electronic search for self. Daring, heartbreaking, and startlingly funny, Homes's memoir is a brave and profoundly moving consideration of identity and family. "A compelling, devastating, and furiously good book written with an honesty few of us would risk." —Zadie Smith "I fell in love with it from the first page and read compulsively to the end." —Amy Tan

House of Daughters

House of Daughters
Author: Sarah-Kate Lynch
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-07-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781440632426

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Lonely Clementine is the rightful heir to the House of Peine, the vineyard that has been in the family for generations. She has spent her whole life caring for the vines, not to mention her sour brute of a father. But now the Peine patriarch is dead, and to Clementine’s distress his will stipulates that she must share the vineyard with a half-sister she hasn’t seen in twenty years and another she didn’t even know existed. Secrets tumble out as the three sisters struggle to rescue the family heritage while overcoming their own differences. As a precious blend of grapes, tears and triumph brings these estranged siblings together, readers will savor this heartfelt toast to sisterhood and inspired celebration of champagne.

Call Your Daughter Home

Call Your Daughter Home
Author: Deb Spera
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-06-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488095443

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Amazon July Best of the Month Pick “Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.”— O Magazine For readers of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce Southern women in an unforgettable story of motherhood and womanhood. It’s 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude’s aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood. “A mesmerizing Southern tale...Authentic, gripping, a page-turner, yet also a novel filled with language that begs to be savored.”— Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling Author of Before We Were Yours “Deb Spera is a master of voice, a master of deep-diving access to the roiling depths of human identity...An exhilarating and important book.” — Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Daughters of the House

Daughters of the House
Author: Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1994
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0345386558

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"A wondrous accomplishment--a wise story about love, loyalties among women, and the punishments of betrayals."--Amy Tan It should have been a day for celebrating: Eighteen-year-old Chchanda, her younger sister Mala, and their old servant Parvati receive news that their beloved aunt is returning from nearby Ranchi with a husband. Their meager ways of eking out a living will come to an end. There will be a man in the house and, as a lawyer, he is rich. But instead of rejoicing, the daughters of the house are threatened. Rich with nuances and cadences of human emotion, Daughters of the House explores the true meaning of love, betrayal, and compassion. Filled with the sights, sounds, and mores of contemporary rural India, Daughters of the House takes as its characters not only women, but their house, nature, and the society that enmeshes them. Borne along with Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen's beguiling language, we come to know and experience their world, one that is strangely familiar, yet unlike any we have ever seen. Praise for Daughters of the House "An involving and engaging look at relationships that connect women in families. I found my own sisters, mother, and madrinas in Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen's Indian women. A book that quietly, surely won me with its clarity and good writing."--Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent "[A] fine first novel . . . What begins as the narrator's amusing campaign of passive resistance darkens when sickness and betrayal invade the house and she learns that houses and families can devour as well as sustain."--The New Yorker

Daughters of the House

Daughters of the House
Author: Michèle Roberts
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-10-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781466854970

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A Booker Prize Finalist, Daughters of the House is Michèle Roberts' acclaimed novel of secrets and lies revealed in the aftermath of World War II. Thérèse and Léonie, French and English cousins of the same age, grow up together in Normandy. Intrigued by parents' and servants' guilty silences and the broken shrine they find in the woods, the girls weave their own elaborate fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village secret and a deep shame that will haunt them in their adult lives.