A Mother and Two Daughters

Finalist, National Book Awards 1983 for Fiction - Hardcover

cover of A Mother and Two Daughters by Gail Godwin
ISBN 9780670490219
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At the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is faced with the unknown. Nell always relied on the husband of her youth for security and friendship. Fiercely independent Cate and perfect Lydia have spent their lives vying for the love and approval their father generously gave. And as each woman begins to view her life, her past, and the possibilities of the future with new eyes, each belatedly discovers that life and death are impossible to plan, and that the past that has kept them apart can bring them closer to themselves and one another.