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Three Women
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Three Women

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Three Women by Marge Piercy

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Suzanne Blume has survived two marriages, financially supported two children through college and her teaching duties at a Boston university allow her just enough time to take on important legal cases and spend time with her closest friend. Life in her forties has also yielded some unexpected pleasures - she is enjoying her first sexual relationship in years...But her neat, buttoned-up life starts to unravel when her daughter Elena returns home, angry and unemployed. Can mother and daughter rebuild their fragmented relationship? And what of Suzanne's own mother? Having devoted her life to men and politics with passion, fiercely independent Beverley is now coping with the effects of a stroke and is also forced to share Suzanne's home and rely on the conventional daughter she has never had much time for ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749932008
ISBN-10: 0749932007
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Marge Piercy

He, She and it by Marge Piercy He, She and it, Paperback (December 2016)

In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her.

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy Woman on the Edge of Time, Paperback (August 2016)

After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie Ramos is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a utopian future of sexual and racial equality and environmental harmony. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a dystopian society of grotesque exploitation.

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US Kirkus Review » Three generations, three strong wills, and the never-resolved conflicts within a family are the bedrock of this latest from the wide-ranging Piercy (Storm Tide, 1998, etc.). The women of the title, reunited by unfortunate circumstances, have to struggle through physical and emotional impediments to reach an understanding, and with it an uneasy peace. In the eye of this familial tempest stands Suzanne, a successful appeals-court attorney and law professor, enjoying midlife solitude in suburban Boston, complete with a harmless online romance, after raising two daughters largely by herself'. The first winds of change blow back into Suzanne's life her beautiful but unsettled child Elena, in her late 20s and freshly jobless and homeless, still reeling from an adolescence marred by tragedy. Scarcely has Elena settled in when Beverly, Suzanne's labor-organizer mother, who heaped scorn on her daughter's lifestyle and choice of profession, has a stroke that overnight turns her from an energetic, free-thinking woman proud of her looks and her life on Manhattan's Upper West Side, into a speechless cripple. Suzanne brings Beverly home to live with them, and tries to juggle work, family, and the intense pleasure of a new physical relationship with her online partner, Jake. But Elena's way of settling in is to start an ill-fated affair with the husband of Suzanne's best friend, with whom they share the house, and when the transgressors are discovered in the act, the ensuing rage of emotions brings on Beverly's second stroke. As Suzanne watches helplessly while her savings are converted to convalescent care, Beverly, convinced she won't recover, makes increasing demands on daughter and granddaughter to help her to die. While the tempestuous turns occasionally prove excessive, the tangled relationships here are credible to the core, with the voices of the older generations being especially poignant. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy is renowned as both a poet and a novelist and has won the Arthur C. Clarke award. She lives in Cape Cod, US, with her husband, the novelist Ira Wood, and five cats.

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