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Eye of My Heart : 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother

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With A New Epilogue by editor Barbara Graham

In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode the cliches and tell the real stories about what it's like to be a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors:

Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Adored Nana.Anne Roiphe learns to keep her mouth shut and her opinions to herself. Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her child give birth to her child. Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt to be the perfect grandmother. Jill Nelson grapples with unforeseen mother-daughter tensions.Ellen Gilchrist reveals how grandparenthood has eased her fear of death. Beverly Donofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother.Bharati Mukherjee transcends her Hindu upbringing to embrace her adopted Chinese granddaughters.Mary Pipher deconstructs the role of grandmother in our changing world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061474169
  • 9780061474163
  • 410,481

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Insightful and candid, sometimes painfully so. . . . Women who have achieved grandmotherly status will appreciate this engaging, honest volume of essays by 26 writers who articulate shared emotions about their grandchildren. --Publishers Weekly"
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