By Kate Walbert
A profoundly relocating portrait of the complex legacies of moms and daughters, A brief heritage of girls chronicles 5 generations of ladies from the shut of the 19th century throughout the early years of the twenty-first.
Beginning in 1914 on the deathbed of Dorothy Trevor Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the reason, the radical lines the echoes of her selection within the tales of her descendants—a really good daughter who attempts to flee the weight of her mother’s infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a traditional direction, basically to discover herself disenchanted; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating nervousness of post-9/11 new york. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of images, emotion, and wit, A brief historical past of girls is a thought-provoking and vividly unique narrative that crisscrosses a century—a publication for "any lady who has ever struggled to discover her personal voice; to make feel of being a mom, spouse, daughter, and lover" (Associated Press).
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