A House Full of Daughters

A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. But then Juliet, a distinguished historian, started to question. As she did so, she sifted fact from fiction, uncovering details and secrets long held just out of sight. A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siecle Washington D.C., an English boarding school during the Second World War, Chelsea in the 1960s, the knife-edge that was New York City in the 1980s, these women emerge for Juliet as people in their own right, but also as part of who she is and where she has come from. A House Full of Daughters is one woman’s investigation into the nature of family, memory, and the past. As Juliet finds uncomfortable patterns reflected in these distant and more recent versions of herself, she realizes her challenge is to embrace the good and reject the hazards that have trapped past generations.

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  • Author : Juliet Nicolson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN : 0374715327
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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A House Full of Daughters

A House Full of Daughters
  • Author : Juliet Nicolson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 14 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKA House Full of Daughters

A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. But then Juliet, a distinguished historian, started to question. As she did so, she sifted fact from fiction, uncovering details and secrets

A House Full of Daughters

A House Full of Daughters
  • Author : Juliet Nicolson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 24 March 2016
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All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson’s was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siècle Washington DC, an English boarding school during the Second World War, Chelsea in the 1960s, these women emerge for Juliet as

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Daughters of the House
  • Author : Michèle Roberts
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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A Booker Prize Finalist, Daughters of the House is Michèle Roberts' acclaimed novel of secrets and lies revealed in the aftermath of World War II. Thérèse and Léonie, French and English cousins of the same age, grow up together in Normandy. Intrigued by parents' and servants' guilty silences and the broken shrine they find in the woods, the girls weave their own elaborate fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village secret and a deep shame that will haunt

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House of Daughters
  • Author : Sarah-Kate Lynch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 29 July 2008
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Lonely Clementine is the rightful heir to the House of Peine, the vineyard that has been in the family for generations. She has spent her whole life caring for the vines, not to mention her sour brute of a father. But now the Peine patriarch is dead, and to Clementine’s distress his will stipulates that she must share the vineyard with a half-sister she hasn’t seen in twenty years and another she didn’t even know existed. Secrets

Abdication

Abdication
  • Author : Juliet Nicolson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 22 May 2012
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“Goodness, Abdication really is good. I’m in awe of Juliet’s ability” (Jessica Fellowes, New York Times bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey). England, 1936. A beloved king is dead, and by year’s end, the charismatic new monarch will give up his throne for love. The world is on the brink of war. And in the tumultuous intervening months, three outsiders will find themselves embroiled in the hidden truths, undeclared loves, unspoken sympathies, and covert complicities of

Ordinary Light

Ordinary Light
  • Author : Tracy K. Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 19 May 2021
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"A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--

Russ & Daughters

Russ & Daughters
  • Author : Mark Russ Federman
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release : 05 March 2013
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The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal herring, and silken chopped liver” (The New York Times Magazine). When Joel Russ started peddling herring from a barrel shortly after his arrival in America from Poland, he could not have imagined that he was

Dads and Daughters

Dads and Daughters
  • Author : Joe Kelly
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 18 June 2002
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Every father can make a huge difference in his daughter’s life. As the primary male role model in a girl’s life, fathers influence their daughters in profound ways, from how they see themselves to what they come to expect from men and the world at large. But men often don’t realize the importance of their interactions or may shy away from too close involvement because of their inexperience, or conditioning. Especially as girls move into adolescence, fathers

Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters
  • Author : Joanna Martin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 16 July 2004
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Told through the stories, journals and personal letters of the women of the powerful Fox family, Wives and Daughters is a window into the daily lives and experiences of women of eighteenth-century aristocratic society and the country houses that symbolized the power and taste of eighteenth-century Britain. Combining personality with historical setting and detail, Joanna Martin traces the lives of fifteen individual women in their four country houses through several generations, in society and at home. Taking an intimate and

Daughters of Smoke and Fire

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  • Author : Ava Homa
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 12 May 2020
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The unforgettable, haunting story of a young woman’s perilous fight for freedom and justice for her brother, the first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer Set primarily in Iran, this extraordinary debut novel weaves 50 years of modern Kurdish history through a story of a family facing oppression and injustices all too familiar to the Kurds. Leila dreams of making films to bring the suppressed stories of her people onto the global stage, but obstacles keep piling

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The Daughters of Erietown
  • Author : Connie Schultz
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 01 June 2021
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Hidden desires, long-held secrets, and the sacrifices people make for family are at the heart of this powerful first novel by the popular Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. "A moving, unforgettable story about time, progress, and how the mistakes of one generation get repeated or repaired by the next."--J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NEW YORK

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  • Author : Kara Lee Corthron
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 13 October 2020
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“A compelling story of first love and battling racism with a magical twist.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Well-told, fast-paced.” —School Library Journal (starred review) From the award-winning author of The Truth of Right Now comes a stunning, grounded fantasy in the vein of Dread Nation that follows a black teen as she finds her place among a family of women gifted with magical abilities. In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has

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The Daughters of Foxcote Manor
  • Author : Eve Chase
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 21 July 2020
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, “A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets.”—Kate Morton, New York Times bestselling author of The Clockmaker's Daughter “Extraordinary…Absolutely her best yet.”—Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of The Family Upstairs Three generations. Three daughters. One house of secrets. The truth can shatter everything . . . When the Harrington family discovers an abandoned baby deep in the woods, they decide to

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House Of Peine
  • Author : Sarah-Kate Lynch
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release : 01 March 2013
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Tender, funny and bubbling with charm, this novel is another delicious drop from best-selling author Sarah-Kate Lynch. When curmudgeonly Clementine’s miserable papa meets his end one frosty French night, she assumes the family Champagne house will finally be hers. Salut! But her celebration is short-lived. Suddenly the broken-down Peine chateau is heaving with unwanted visitors, unpaid debts and secrets perhaps best left buried. This is not the inheritance of which Clementine has so long dreamed but - as her