Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids

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Marlene A. D. Lynne Van Luven, Lynne Van Luven
TouchWood Editions, 2006 - Literary Collections - 226 pages
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Statistics say that one in 10 women has no intention of taking the plunge into motherhood. 'Nobody's Mother' is a collection of stories by women who have already made this choice. From introspective to humorous to rabble-rousing, these are personal stories that are well and honestly told. The writers range in age from early 30s to mid-70s and come from diverse backgrounds. All have thought long and hard about the role of motherhood, their own destinies, what mothering means in our society and what their choice means to them as individuals and as members of their ethnic communities or social groups. Contributors include: Lorna Crozier, well-known poet and the author of a dozen books, as well as the recipient of a Governor General's award and numerous other writing prizes Maggie De Vries, children's-book editor and author of Missing Sarah, a memoir about her sister, one of the murdered women from Vancouver's downtown east side Kate Braid, a creative-writing instructor whose books include Inward to the Bones: Georgia O'Keeffe's Journey with Emily Carr, To This Cedar Fountain, Red Bait! Struggle of a Mine Mill Local, with Al King, and Covering Rough Ground, which won the Pat Lowther Award. Nancy Baron, a zoologist and science writer who works in the United States for eaWeb/COMPASS and has won two Science in Society awards, a National Magazine Award and a Western Magazine Award for Science

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Contents

Mother as Verb
201
Afterword Afterwards C LYNNE VAN LUVEN
211
Acknowledgments
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Lynne Van Luven is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria, where she teaches journalism and creative non-fiction. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications across Canada. She has edited four previous anthologies, including "Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids", "Nobody's Father: Life Without Kids", and "Somebody's Child: Stories About Adoption". Lynne lives in Victoria, BC. Please visit finearts.uvic.ca/lynnevanluven.

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