The Reluctant Daughter (Bold Strokes Victory Editions) (Paperback)

By Leslea Newman

Bold Strokes Books, 9781602821187, 244pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

List Price: 16.95*
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A story every daughter will recognize, The Reluctant Daughter depicts the struggles of Lydia Pinkowitz to communicate the realities of her life as a lesbian, as a feminist scholar, and as the woman she has become to her mother Doris. After years of hoping to attain her mother's love and acceptance while struggling to live a true and honest life, Lydia eventually acknowledges her mother will never really see her. When Doris develops a life-threatening illness, Lydia is forced to make a life-and-death decision of her own: should she make one final attempt to heal her relationship with her mother or simply let her go?