This is a multicultural anthology of contemporary women's writing on the subject of sending our daughters out into their
own lives. Selections also include works about saying goodbye to our mothers. This is an upbeat book, about creative separation, from the perspectives of mothers and daughters. 52 authors are included, among them Rita Dove, Jamaica Kincaid, Linda Pastan and Sharon Olds. Co-editors, Marilyn Kallet and Kathryn Stripling Byer.