The Notion of Family
HE IS RESERVED. She, less so. He is tidy. She is, well, less so. She thinks he is rigid. He thinks she muddies the moral waters. "Of all the arguments for living together before marriage", she writes, "one of the strongest is to unearth the strange ways of your beloved".
Eleanor Mallet's clean, taut essays are a paen to the joys and jousts of family. Her beautiful pieces are a miniature saga chronicling that tiny spit of time when the members of the house dispute familial turf in the timeless rituals of emergence, transcendence, and separation. Hers is the quintessential text on how a good and brave family works.
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FATHERS DAY 12 LEAVING HOME
VISITING THE EMPTY NEST
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