Divining Women

Divining Women

Book - 2004
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Maureen Ross, well past a safe childbearing age, is experiencing a difficult pregnancy. Her husband, Troop-cold and careless of her condition-is an emotional cripple who has battered her spirit throughout their marriage. As Maureen's time grows near, she becomes convinced she will die in childbirth. Into this loveless mňage arrives Mary Oliver, Troop's niece. The sheltered child of a well-to-do, freethinking Washington family, Mary comes to help Maureen in the last weeks of her confinement. Horrified by Troop's bullying, she soon discovers that her true duty is to protect her aunt.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 0399150765 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC GIBBONS
Characteristics: xi, 205 p. ; 21 cm


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Jul 28, 2004

Mary was brought up in a quirky but loving family. Her grandfather is a nudist, her other grandparents listen to the dead as they pass through their house, and her mother espouses feminist views interspersed with motherly advice. When her mother sends her to help her very pregnant Aunt Maureen who lives with her cruel Uncle Troop, Mary finds out how strong she really is. Author Kaye Gibbons tells a tale at that is both funny and sad about how women see themselves and their relationships with each other.


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