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My Father Married Your Mother Dispatches from the Blended Family

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ISBN-10: 0393329836

ISBN-13: 9780393329834

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anne Burt, Anne Burt

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"[Includes] a take on just about every version of a newly extended family....Stellar."--"Boston Globe" Eye-opening essays by esteemed writers about the rich and complicated lives of American stepfamilies: with the U.S. divorce rate hovering around 50 percent, most people recognize remarriage as a now-familiar occurrence. And remarriage often means stepfathers, -mothers, -brothers, and -sisters, and the formation of a new type of "blended" family. Jacquelyn Mitchard, Barbara Kingsolver, Roxana Robinson, Susan Cheever, and others share experiences of being stepdaughters, stepmothers, or ex-wives. Andrew Solomon writes about his relationship with his stepmother. Kate Christensen celebrates…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction
My Father's New Muse
Le Beau-Pere
Losing Janey
On Having a Stepmother Who Loves Opera
My Father's Chinese Wives
Infinite Family
My Mother's Women
A Package Deal
Wicked
My Papa Married Your Mama
My Wedding Presents
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
On the Uses of Animals
My Room
A Trickle of Talk
Stepmother
Advice to New Stepmothers: On Undertaking the Stepfamily Vacation
Infidelities
Dogs and Daughter
Broken
Diana's Child
My Fairy Stepmother
Step Shock
Learning to Pray
The Mrs. Davises
Stone Soup
Contributor Biographies