MAMA'S CHILD

By JoanSteinau Lester
Atria BooksMay 2013
simonandschuster.com
joanlester.com

Trade Paperback320 pages, $15.00, ISBN: 9781451693188
Subject: Family / Social Issues / Relationships

"An astonishing accomplishment. The most passionate, the most honest and brave of books…riveting art."Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker

"A powerful story brilliantly capturing the complications of the mother-daughter relationship from both sides."Marissa Moss, author of the award-winning Amelia's Notebook series

"Mama’s Child is a stunning portrait of a family amidst the agony of recovery from near-drowning in the sea of racism. Joan Steinau Lester writes of the desperate vulnerabilities and the personal triumphs with a deft emotional hand that makes the struggles that have ripped apart this nation more personal than most have ever experienced."Jewelle Gomez, novelist & playwright

"Mama’s Child is a welcome addition to the growing body of mixed-race literature. Joan Steinau Lester’s innovation is a shift in gaze from the experience of the confused child to the often overlooked, complicated white mother. It’s a turn that’s long overdue."Emily Raboteau, author of Searching for Zion and The Professor

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