Womenfolks is one of those books that, although written about specific people in a specific place, captures the hearts of all who read it. A rich blend of personal memoir and meditation on family myth and tradition, it is both an illuminating examination of mothers and daughters and a vivid tribute to the gritty, independent women who were the South's true heroines.
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Shirley Abbott is the author of Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South and The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she now lives in New York and Massachusetts.Review:
"An illuminating book, regardless of where we were born." Boston Globe
"Wonderful and important." - Pat Conroy
"Charmingly written." People Magazine
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0899192831
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110899192831
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