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Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told

Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told

By: Marjorie May [Editors] Shields, Carol; Anderson, Marjorie; Anderson


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Format: Publisher

Pages: 358

Publisher: Vintage Canada

Published Date: 2001

Language: en

The hidden emotional territory of women's lives--from the joys of belly dancing to the agony of caring for a dying child--is revealed in the pages of Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told. Editors Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson bring together 34 eclectic and engaging pieces by renowned authors (e.g. Margaret Atwood and Bonnie Burnard) as well as women whose day jobs include politics, child-raising, and cattle ranching. Marni Jackson's "Tuck Me In" is an entertaining account of conflicts with a teenage son who considers shampoo a culturally imposed artifact. Perhaps the most powerful essay is "Edited Version," in which Isla James describes her dying child's last days at home....

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