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Mother & Me

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Mother & Me: An Intimate Memoir of Her Last Years

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Category: Biography
Format: Trade Cloth, 96 pages
Pub Date: 2003 Fall
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-58838-115-6
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Virginia Pounds Brown’s “little” book is large in love and courage. Beneath the almost off-hand telling of her mother’s last years lies the reality of what it means to grow old. In spite of Dylan Thomas’s admonition to “not go gentle,” Virginia Brown, with the loving heart of a loving, compassionate daughter, certainly guided her mother gently into “that good night.” I, whose own mother died suddenly and unexpectedly, envy Virginia’s good fortune for being able to scout that fearful journey with hers and then tell the rest of us what the territory is like. Mother & Me is well told, moving and funny; I found myself laughing just after wiping away a tear. This is a book for daughters who not only love their mothers, but have, in a sense, become them. — Anne Nall Stallworth, author of Go, Go Said the Bird

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