A mother's love

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N.A. Talese/Doubleday, 1993 - Fiction - 287 pages
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In a poignant work, Morris explores the tests that young mothers must undergo in our society, the terrifying uncertainty that is the daily lot of the single mother, and the rewards that come from the strength of perseverance. "Morris illuminates the stuff from which real lives are made, the seemingly unexceptional incidents which determine our fates".--Ann Beattie.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Single motherhood is the ostensible subject of Morris's second novel (after Crossroads, 1983; plus several story collections and a duet of travelogues). Here, Morris describes the emotional and ... Read full review

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

Quite a good exploration of the reality of family issues: being a single mother; being a child whose parents have split up; the loss of a sibling. A short book, but has good depth and at the same time is quite readable. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Mary Morris is also the author of the novels "The Night Sky," (available from Picador), "Crossroads," and "The Waiting Room"; two travel memoirs, "Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone "and "Wall to Wall: From Beijing to Berlin by Rai"l; and the award-winning story collections "Vanishing Animals and Other Stories" and "The Bus of Dreams," Her new story collection is "The Lifeguard," Mary Morris teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

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