This profound and poignant collection highlights some of the best literary writers of our time in an era when the roles of mothers and daughters are constantly being questioned and redefined. Because I Love Her explores the deepest bonds and truths of motherhood by sharing stories and secrets of becoming a mother and grandmother. Ranging from established and bestselling authors to exciting new voices, these women reveal what their mothers taught them, what they in turn hope to impart to their daughters and, finally, what they've learned as a bridge between the two.
Susan gives an overview of the book:
What kind of mother would tell her five-year-old, "Don't interrupt me unless your eyes are bleeding"?
Probably, a parenting book will advise you that it's not a good idea to threaten a child. Yet I, with my fancy-schmanzy advanced degree (in education, no less) and my years in the classroom, was heard to utter this and other such soul-damaging warnings. More than once. To this day, I still wonder if my daughter bears hidden emotional scars.
Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers' group in a 17-foot motorboat. She serves as author liaison for Field's End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island,...