Three Women

Three Women

Suzanne Blume has known success and disappointment in equal measure. A respected lawyer who survived two marriages and put two children through college, she now faces the disquieting prospect of her wayward older daughter moving back home. But more troubling still is the news that her mother, a woman of legendary independence who has never truly accepted her daughter nor approved of her choices, has been felled by age and illness. And, for the first time in her life, she needs Suzanne's help.

Intertwining the lives of three generations of contemporary women, master storyteller Marge Piercy plunges into the deepest, most elemental basics of life -- love, aging, illness, and death -- and emerges with a brave, compassionate exploration of the volatile ground between mothers and daughters.

Title:Three Women
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060937027
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    Three Women Reviews

  • Kristen Shaw

    I was really disappointed with the way characters were written in this novel - the "three women" are all severely whiny and self-obsessed, especially Beverley and Elena, who act like spoiled and ignor...

  • Mish Middelmann

    A pleasure to reconnect with one of my favourite authors from the 1980s. As always concerned with social justice, personal and wider politics, relationships and sex. And the author gives away somethin...

  • Kaylie

    I read this book as fast as possible to dispose of it. Honestly, for an author who claims to be a feminist, her ideas are antiquated. Each protagonist depends on a man yet the men have shallow roles. ...

  • Alice

    Outstanding writing. Great plotting and character portrayals. Great insight to the human psyche....

  • PhebeAnn

    This book was really captivating, as I often find Marge Piercy's novels to be. Her characters are fully realized, richly rendered, and complex. I also love her formula here (used in a couple other nov...

  • Special Way

    Picked this up outside of Books Through Bars for free. I had the sense she is a feminist writer and that seemed compelling and I'd seen her name around so I thought I'd give it a go. The book began on...

  • Sunflower

    New resolution: I'll get books out of the library instead of always buying them. So I go to the library, armed with my targets picked out from Goodreads, and look for "Gone to Soldiers", but it isn't ...

  • Shirley

    I read this book almost 20 years ago--and just referenced it again (forgot it was marge piercy but remembered an important plot to the book that has stayed with me). Looked it up because of situation ...

  • Joy

    This book was what most feminist literature strives to be. I have to say it was a bit slow, but the characters were believable and touching even at their worst moments. ...

  • April

    Interesting exploration of mother-daughter relationships in an upperclass Jewish home. Suzanne, a high powered law professor, is always out of time and energy. Her unionist mother, who barely had time...