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UNTYING THE APRON: Daughters Remember Mother’s of the 1950s – The Perfect Mothers Day Gift!

This Mother’s Day treat your mom and yourself to Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s! This collection of┬ásearing and startling poetry and prose unties the stereotype and reveals the women of the 1950s. They were strong, wild, talented, wise, mad, creative, desperate, angry, courageous, bitter, tenacious, reckless and beautiful, sometimes all at once. The contributors include multi-award-winning poets, novelists, and essayists, as well as compelling new literary voices.

Shelagh Rogers of the CBC and host of The Next Chapter says of the collection:I came away from reading this book with more understanding and compassion for women of the fifties. It is both a tribute to and an excavation of their lives by some of the finest minds in Canada. I am the daughter of a ‘fifties mother’ but I feel Untying the Apron is an important book for all of us.”

Here are just some of the things this book offers for you to reminisce, share, and discuss with your mother:

“The only true, good idea
all those years, the hula hoop” – Hoop, Jeanette Lynes

“Unlike other mothers on the block, headquarters is not the stove. She prefers the den with its phone, ashtray, stack of library books, and west window overlooking the yard and, though she does not care to cook, will take a full week to brew up a marathon batch of chili sauce, smelling up their school coats and even clothes hung upstairs in closets.” – Familiar Blue Coat, Joanne Page

“In the days that followed she regained the power to move her limbs, but her speech was garbled and when she tried to write down what it was she wished to say, her wavery script was indecipherable.” – Making Up Mother, Isabel Huggan

“Or maybe he did notice and just thought all women were like that: furious. Maybe his friends’ wives were like that too. Maybe that was what the men talked about in the lunchroom at the paper mill while eating the sandwiches their wives had slapped together the night before.” – Table, Diane Schoemperlen

Don’t miss out on this fabulous collection, order one for your mother today here!

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