The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels

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In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.

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"Stunning . showing Lessing's trademark incisiveness." -- Vogue

"A brilliantly written book . Lessing is at the top of her game." -- Library Journal (starred)

"Lessing is without peer." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"[Lessing] has never written better." -- New York Times Book Review

"Powerful. beautifully realized." -- Miami Herald

"A brilliantly written book ... Lessing is at the top of her game."--Library Journal (starred)

"The four pieces that make up The Grandmothers are masterpieces of artistry and intellect."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"A LOVE CHILD possesses both a palpable immediacy and a haunting afterlife."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Lessing is without peer."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Stunning ... showing Lessing's trademark incisiveness."--Vogue

"Powerful... beautifully realized."--Miami Herald

"[Lessing] has never written better."--New York Times Book Review

[Lessing] has never written better. --New York Times Book Review"

A LOVE CHILD possesses both a palpable immediacy and a haunting afterlife. --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times"

The four pieces that make up The Grandmothers are masterpieces of artistry and intellect. --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review"

Stunning showing Lessing s trademark incisiveness. --Vogue"

Lessing is without peer. --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"

A brilliantly written book Lessing is at the top of her game. --Library Journal (starred)"

Powerful beautifully realized. --Miami Herald"

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Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books--among them the novels Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, and The Fifth Child. She died in 2013.

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