The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels
In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
I predicted a year before it happened that Doris Lessing would get the Nobel Prize. I haven't read very much of her work, maybe five of her novels and none of the rest of her works, but I just felt ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tandah - LibraryThing
I loved the story [The Grandmothers] but could not face completing any of the other stories in this collection. [[Doris Lessing]] is a brilliant writer, but her subjects are too harsh. Read full review