The Resource Mothers, tell your daughters : stories, Bonnie Jo Campbell

Mothers, tell your daughters : stories, Bonnie Jo Campbell

Label
Mothers, tell your daughters : stories
Title
Mothers, tell your daughters
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Named by the Guardian as one of our top ten writers of rural noir, Bonnie Jo Campbell is a keen observer of life and trouble in rural America, and her working-class protagonists can be at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters must negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor, and betray one another against the backdrop of all the men in their world. Such richly fraught mother-daughter relationships can be lifelines, anchors, or they can sink a woman like a stone. In "My Dog Roscoe," a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her dead ex-boyfriend has returned to her in the form of a mongrel. In "Blood Work, 1999," a phlebotomist's desire to give away everything to the needy awakens her own sensuality. In "Home to Die," an abused woman takes revenge on her bedridden husband. In these fearless and darkly funny tales about women and those they love, Campbell's spirited American voice is at its most powerful
Member of
Summary
In this third short story collection from author Bonnie Jo Campbell, mothers and daughters feature heavily, weighing the consequences of bad choices, facing difficult situations in the present, and worrying about their futures. Marginalized women -- poor, alone, abused -- ruminate on their lives; some stories ultimately offer hope while others do not, a hallmark of Campbell's work. As with her other collections, the 16 works presented here are commanding. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
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10440401
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Campbell, Bonnie Jo
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Working class
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Mothers, tell your daughters : stories, Bonnie Jo Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To you, as a woman
  • Daughters of the animal kingdom
  • Somewhere warm
  • My bliss
  • Blood work, 1999
  • Children of Transylvania, 1983
  • Natural disasters
  • The fruit of the pawpaw tree
  • Sleepover
  • Playhouse
  • Tell yourself
  • The greatest show on earth, 1982: what there was
  • My dog Roscoe
  • Mothers, tell your daughters
  • My sister is in pain
  • A multitude of sins
Control code
ocn902661442
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780393248456
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902661442
Label
Mothers, tell your daughters : stories, Bonnie Jo Campbell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To you, as a woman
  • Daughters of the animal kingdom
  • Somewhere warm
  • My bliss
  • Blood work, 1999
  • Children of Transylvania, 1983
  • Natural disasters
  • The fruit of the pawpaw tree
  • Sleepover
  • Playhouse
  • Tell yourself
  • The greatest show on earth, 1982: what there was
  • My dog Roscoe
  • Mothers, tell your daughters
  • My sister is in pain
  • A multitude of sins
Control code
ocn902661442
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780393248456
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902661442

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