By Kate Walbert
A profoundly relocating portrait of the complex legacies of moms and daughters, A brief heritage of girls chronicles 5 generations of girls from the shut of the 19th century during 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 unconventional strains the echoes of her selection within the tales of her descendants—a terrific daughter who attempts to flee the weight of her mother’s infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a traditional course, merely to discover herself disenchanted; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating nervousness of post-9/11 ny. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of images, emotion, and wit, A brief historical past of ladies is a thought-provoking and vividly unique narrative that crisscrosses a century—a publication for "any girl who has ever struggled to discover her personal voice; to make experience of being a mom, spouse, daughter, and lover" (Associated Press).
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