THE SOURCE OF THE SPRING: Mothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers.
Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Daughters are a notoriously critical lot, and writers whose task it is to render the dramas of their mother's lives can be doubly so. The 46 contributors to 'The Source of the Spring' remember the women who launched them into the world with affection, exasperation, love, and simmering fury. Writings by such luminaries as Francine du Plessix Gray, Erica Jong, Anna Quindlen, and Ntozake Shange are juxtaposed with snippets of awkward, evocative letters from high-school students whose efforts won a contest sponsored by Barnard College in New York." Also includes contributions from Zora Neale Hurston, Rosellen Brown, Mary Gordon, Delia Ephron, Margaret Mead, and many others, in which they reflect on the diverse roles of mothers in today's society, in poetry, essays, and short stories. SIGNED by THREE authors at their contributions: Anna Quindlen, Cathleen Schine and Edwidge Danticat. Foreword by E. M. Broner, introduction by Judith Shapiro. Illustrated with photographs. xxii, 351 pp. ISBN: 1-573240419.