This Country of Mothers

This country of mothers / Julianna Baggott . p . cm .- ( Crab Orchard award series in poetry ) 1. Mothers - Poetry . 2. Mothers and daughters - Poetry . I. Title . II . Series . PS3552.A339 T48 2001 811'.6 - dc21 00-058794 ISBN ...

Author: Julianna Baggott

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323818

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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This collection of poems recollects Julia Baggott's experiences as both mother and daughter. She examines her maternal history, recalling moments of creation and destruction in her life, times of elation and of desperation that mould her as both a woman and a poet.

In a Country of Mothers

The closer they got, the sooner her mother would leave. But before she could leave, they had to go over everything one more time, as if to refresh their ... It was the far edge of the country, a ledge waiting to fall into the ocean ...

Author: A.M. Homes

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847087928

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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For Claire Roth, an established psychotherapist with an adoring husband and children, her new patient - Jody Goodman, a witty and attractive young filmmaker - is a welcome diversion from her predictable life. Jody, successful, yet uncertain, is disarmed by Claire's interest and approval. Gradually, the boundaries between friendship and family, between love and compulsion, start to blur - especially when one of them starts to believe fanatically that some things simply cannot be coincidences, and that what they share, in fact, is the deepest bond of all. In a Country of Mothers is a transfixing psychological thriller, and with it A.M. Homes forces us to confront our own judgements about sanity, danger and desire.

Mother Country

The technology had been a godsend, soothing the sting of those first years in the country. Her mother's face filling her screen, the slope of her forehead, her gray-stranded bob, drooping eyelids, even the gold crowns at the back of her ...

Author: Irina Reyn

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9781466887374

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Award-winning author Irina Reyn explores what it means to be a mother in a world where you can't be with your child Nadia's daily life in south Brooklyn is filled with small indignities: as a senior home attendant, she is always in danger of being fired; as a part-time nanny, she is forced to navigate the demands of her spoiled charge and the preschooler's insecure mother; and as an ethnic Russian, she finds herself feuding with western Ukrainian immigrants who think she is a traitor. The war back home is always at the forefront of her reality. On television, Vladimir Putin speaks of the "reunification" of Crimea and Russia, the Ukrainian president makes unconvincing promises about a united Ukraine, while American politicians are divided over the fear of immigration. Nadia internalizes notions of "union" all around her, but the one reunion she has been waiting six years for - with her beloved daughter - is being eternally delayed by the Department of Homeland Security. When Nadia finds out that her daughter has lost access to the medicine she needs to survive, she takes matters into her own hands. Mother Country is Irina Reyn's most emotionally complex, urgent novel yet. It is a story of mothers and daughters and, above all else, resilience.

Mother Country

Workers like my mother, who did her own stint at the London Underground. I remember meeting her at ... We also celebrate the accomplishments of those Windrush citizens who changed the shape of this country. A generation that brought us ...

Author: Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472261892

Category: History

Page: 304

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***LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 JHALAK PRIZE*** A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation featuring David Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Hannah Lowe, Jamz Supernova, Natasha Gordon and Rikki Beadle-Blair. For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home. This remarkable book explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70 years. "The story of Windrush, is, like any other, a story of humanity. Of life, love, struggle, hope, misery, success and failure. It's one that is too often neglected in our media ... but this volume acts as a remedy to that failure of story-telling, which I ask you to both savour and share." - David Lammy MP Contributors include: Catherine Ross, Corinne Bailey-Rae, David Lammy, Gail Lewis, Hannah Lowe, Howard Gardner, Jamz Supernova, Kay Montano, Kemi Alemoru, Kimberley McIntosh, Lazare Sylvestre, Lenny Henry, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Myrna Simpson, Naomi Oppenheim, Natasha Gordon, Nellie Brown, Paul Reid, Riaz Phillips, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Sharon Frazer-Carroll.

Mother Country

... and that little bird will recognize its mother's screaming and come running. She'll gather Yu into her arms and press her face into her belly; she'll tally all the bad ways this country has treated her and find a way to leave it.

Author: Jacinda Townsend

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781644451755

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A transnational feminist novel about human trafficking and motherhood from an award-winning author. Saddled with student loans, medical debt, and the sudden news of her infertility after a major car accident, Shannon, an African American woman, follows her boyfriend to Morocco in search of relief. There, in the cobblestoned medina of Marrakech, she finds a toddler in a pink jacket whose face mirrors her own. With the help of her boyfriend and a bribed official, Shannon makes the fateful decision to adopt and raise the girl in Louisville, Kentucky. But the girl already has a mother: Souria, an undocumented Mauritanian woman who was trafficked as a teen, and who managed to escape to Morocco to build another life. In rendering Souria’s separation from her family across vast stretches of desert and Shannon’s alienation from her mother under the same roof, Jacinda Townsend brilliantly stages cycles of intergenerational trauma and healing. Linked by the girl who has been a daughter to them both, these unforgettable protagonists move toward their inevitable reckoning. Mother Country is a bone-deep and unsparing portrayal of the ethical and emotional claims we make upon one another in the name of survival, in the name of love.

The Relations of the Industry of Canada with the Mother Country and the United States Being a Speech by I Buchanan Together with a Series of Articles in Defence of the National Sentiments Contained Therein Edited by Henry J Morgan With a Portrait

most of whom had proceeded from this country to find a home . It was desirable that in such a colony there should not be any misapprehensions entertained as to the sympathies , intentions , and acts of the mother - country .

Author: Isaac BUCHANAN


ISBN: BL:A0017378369


Page: 551

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Mother Country

There is an analogue for Sellafield in the disposal industry that has developed in Britain for non-nuclear toxic wastes, which are shipped into the country and then disposed of in the variety of ways the laxity of law makes ...

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429944731

Category: Science

Page: 272

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At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently impassioned book is: How can a country that we persist in calling a welfare state consciously risk the lives of its people for profit. Mother Country is a 1989 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.