Mothers Talk Back
Margaret Dragu Sarah Sheard Susan Swan
Humorous, ribald, powerful, and filled with wisdom, anecdotes, and shared affrmations, this collection of voices -- single and working moms, moms creating extended families, a mom with a special-needs child, moms trying to balance their needs against those of their children -- celebrates the quiet heroism of mothers. Inspired by Margaret Dragu's radio program, Mothers Talk Back features fifteen true accounts of mothering -- not the baby-blue-and-pink, sanitized nursery rhyme presented in the popular media, but explorations of the enormous (and underacknowledged) transformation that motherhood brings to a woman's sense of self, her mate, her body, and her connection to mothers throughout history.
Artist and writer MARGARET DRAGU lives on the Fraser River in B.C. Torontonians SHEARD and SWAN are both novelists and editors. All three are mothers themselves.