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Between Mothers and Sons - by Patricia Stevens (Paperback)

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  • "The challenge for mothers of sons is to realize that because we do not share a sexual identity, that because we have not grown up in a male body, we cannot presume to understand everything there is to know about our sons' worlds.
  • About the Author: Patricia Stevens has written essays that appear in Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul as well as in The Healing Circle: Authors Writing of Recovery.
  • 256 Pages
  • Family + Relationships, Parenting

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"The challenge for mothers of sons is to realize that because we do not share a sexual identity, that because we have not grown up in a male body, we cannot presume to understand everything there is to know about our sons' worlds." -- Patricia Stevens
Between Mothers and Sons is the first anthology in which women writers attempt to answer the question that all mothers have contemplated in the course of mothering the opposite sex: "Who is this male child who came out of my body?" Or, as a pregnant Mary Gordon said when her doctor told her she was having a boy, "Oh, my God. What am I supposed to do with one of them?"
From the earliest days of nursing to the good-byes of college and looming adulthood, these writers collectively explore, in a thrilling range of styles and sensibilities, the delights and frustrations, the deep and often conflicted emotions, they feel in their roles as mothers to their male children. Between Mothers and Sons resoundingly and unflinchingly celebrates this journey we are all making with our boys.

with essays from:

Julene Bair † Janet Burroway † Robb Forman Dew
Deborah Galyan † Mary Gordon † Joy Harjo † Anne Lamott
Susan Lester † Jo-Ann Mapson † Leigh McKinley
Valerie Monroe † Naomi Shihab Nye † Eileen Pollack
Jewell Parker Rhodes † Patricia Stevens † Sallie Tilsdale
Kris Vervaecke † Patricia Williams



Review Quotes




The New Yorker The difficulties of raising girls have been examined so thoroughly in recent books...that it was beginning to look as though boys were getting short shrift. Between Mothers and Sons...helps to tip the scales back.

Norah Vincent The Washington Post Book World Crafted from a deeply female and loving perspective, these essays will move and possibly heal reluctant feminist mothers and sons.



About the Author



Patricia Stevens has written essays that appear in Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul as well as in The Healing Circle: Authors Writing of Recovery. She has received the James Michener Fellowship and the Nelson Algren Short Story Award. She is the mother of two sons and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.45 Inches (H) x 5.51 Inches (W) x .63 Inches (D)
Weight: .56 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Parenting
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Theme: Motherhood
Format: Paperback
Author: Patricia Stevens
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2001
TCIN: 91163175
UPC: 9780684850726
Item Number (DPCI): 247-41-7453
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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