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All in the Family: A Multicultural Memoir

Aug 06, 2019 - The New York Times

IN THE COUNTRY OF WOMEN

By Susan Straight

“They never tell us about the odysseys of women,” the novelist Susan Straightwrites in her latest book, a family memoir that stretches back to the mid-19th century and traverses a forest of family trees. “Women don’t get the Heroine’s Journey.” She wants her daughters to know about their forebears — women who survived every kind of violence and crossed continents with “murder and marrow on their minds.”

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