Three Women

Three Women

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Baker & Taylor
Suzanne Blume has been enjoying a restful and happy period in her life when suddenly everything begins to fall apart, with her grown daughter moving back in and her independent mother having a stroke that leaves her helpless

HARPERCOLL
Suzanne Blume is not suffering from the empty-nest syndrome. Her life has never been more rewarding. The divorced mother of two grown daughters, she teaches law, has a thriving private practice, and, best of all, has been flirting online with a man she has never met.

But her neat, buttoned-up life starts to unravel when her daughter Elena returns home, angry and unemployed, and her safe online boyfriend materializes on her doorstep. Then, the biggest challenge of all: Her independent mother, Beverly--still vital, still working, still involved with men and politics with equal passion--suffers a stroke and can no longer care for herself.

This is the story of three women: Beverly, whose strong will is suddenly frustrated by a broken body; Elena, whose life was split in two at fifteen by a scandalous tragedy; and Suzanne, who must make peace with her mother, her daughters, and herself.Suzanne Blume is not suffering from the empty-nest syndrome. Her life has never been more rewarding. The divorced mother of two grown daughters, she teaches law, has a thriving private practice, and, best of all, has been flirting online with a man she has never met.



Blackwell North Amer
Suzanne Blume has survived two marriages, had a successful career as a lawyer, put two children through college, and is enjoying her first sexual relationship in more than ten years. Her teaching duties at a Boston university allow her just enough time to take on important cases, and most Saturdays she manages a few hours with her closest friend. Suzanne is not pleased when her older daughter, Elena, loses yet another job and moves back home, but, she has to admit, life at forty-nine has yielded some unexpected pleasures. Then one day a messenger appears in court to announce that her mother, a woman of legendary independence, whom Suzanne has never felt truly accepted her, has been rushed to the hospital.
Intertwining the lives of three generations of contemporary women, Marge Piercy brings her exceptional talents to bear on some of the most pressing questions facing us today: How do we nurture children who cannot possibly live up to the dreams we've created for them? How do we choose between our own needs and those of the people we love? How do we learn to become a family again after years of carving out independent lives?

Baker
& Taylor

Suzanne Blume has been enjoying a restful and happy period in her life when suddenly everything begins to fall apart, with her grown daughter moving back in and her independent mother having a stroke that leaves her helpless.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688171063
0688171060
Branch Call Number: Fiction Pie
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 25 cm

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