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Mothers Before

Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

Edan Lepucki


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Who was your mother before she became a mother?
In this remarkable collection, New York Times bestselling novelist Edan Lepucki gathers more than sixty original essays and favorite photographs to explore this question. The daughters in Mothers Before are writers and poets, artists and teachers, and the images and stories they share reveal the lives of women in ways that are vulnerable and true, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always moving.
Contributors include:
Brit Bennett
Jennine Capó Crucet
Jennifer Egan
Angela Garbes
Annabeth Gish
Alison Roman
Lisa See
Danzy Senna
Dana Spiotta
Jia Tolentino

Abrams Image, 9781419742941, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

About the Author

Edan Lepucki is the author of the novels California and Woman No. 17 as well as the novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me. She is also the creator of the popular Instagram account @mothersbefore.