Rae Meadows reads from her novel Mothers and Daughters–Wednesday, April 13, 7:30pm, at Magers & Quinn.
“Rae Meadows has written a richly textured novel of three generations of mothers and daughters who by finding each other, find themselves. …Mothers and Daughters is a powerful novel of women’s secrets and strength.”–Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale and Whiter Than Snow
Mothers and Daughters is a rich and luminous novel about three generations of women in one family: the love they share, the dreams they refuse to surrender, and the secrets they hold. Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood, but she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago. When a box of Iris’s belongings arrives on Sam’s doorstep, she learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven-year-old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. But what was Violet’s real reason for leaving? And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age? Moving back and forth in time between the stories of Sam, Violet, and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is the spellbinding tale of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood.
Rae Meadows is the author of Calling Out, which received the 2006 Utah Book Award for fiction, and No One Tells Everything, a Poets & Writers Notable Novel. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more at www.RaeMeadows.com.
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