This is a story of awakening and change. My intention is to share with other women my efforts to achieve in my middle years a new wholeness that I did not know (or care to find) as a younger woman. Simply by listening to my inner soundings and to the many inspiring woman whom I have met over the past few years, I have learned what it means to genuinely honor the Self.
The Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain–home to the author of this thoughtful meditation on the importance of community in today’s urban environment–possesses the characteristics demographers predict will dominate the American urban landscape by 2025. And it is in this incredibly diverse, wonderfully offbeat quarter that Kathleen Hirsch has found a place to belong.
Mothers, twenty stories by writers who are mothers, evokes every stage of the journey, from pregnancy and birth on through the childhood years, adolescence, and adulthood. Together, the stories depict the complexities of mothering in America today as women actually experience it.
Whether you are a new mother, a seasoned mother, or a grandmother many times over, you will find yourself in this book.
Hirsch writes a startling account of life on the streets. Wendy and Amanda both came from the suburbs, both had dreams of lasting love and security. But before age 30, both women were homeless.