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Inventing Memory A Novel of Mothers and Daughters

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Extraordinary research project Sara carefully excavates the lives of her mother grandmother and great grandmother to understand the roots of her own identity Drawn to these women she discovers the power and passion that is her matriarchal birthright and learns the meaning and substance of her exceptional family and the legacy she will pass to her daughterRich brimming with trenchant observations about the eternal man woman thing New York Times Book Revi. I love Erica Jong's writing and although this is not her best writing it's a good story and provides her trademark insights She is candid literate and has a uniue perspective

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A sexy tale celebrating the strength and creativity we inherit from our mothers Glamour Inventing Memory is Erica Jong's mesmerizing beautifully written saga of modern womanhood and the struggle for freedom vividly brought to life through four generations of remarkable mothers and daughtersWith than 22 million copies of her blockbuster books sold worldwide novelist poet and essayist Erica Jong has been stirring the passions of readers for 25 years giving. I had a lot fun writing mean things about this book in my blog than I did reading it But I finished it so that I could write mean thingsWhatever This wasn't a total loss because I like it when I read something and have lots to say about it That doesn't always happen So two stars instead of oneNow go read the mean things I wrote

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Voice to contemporary women and the issues that define their lives From her controversial classic Fear of Flying to her acclaimed Fear of Fifty legions of fans trust her for witty innovative gutsy writing Now comes her most ambitious and satisfying novel yetSpanning a hundred years Inventing Memory captures the whole of the twentieth century through four unforgettable women whose stories come alive through Sara the youngest A single mother working on an. I'm a healthy chunk through the book actually I am listening to it read by Melissa Manchester and I am enjoying every minute Ms Manchester is an excellent mimic of accents and that wonderful rich voice of hers colors and adds so much dimension to the characters I read in a review where the reviewer felt that each story became less with each Levitsky woman's retelling of her life and that the richness of her character diminishes with the compromises she makes When I finish this novel I will write but for now having listened to Sarah's life and now on to Salome's life story I am drinking in their experiences I remind myself that the first settlers in a new land seem so much exciting than the subseuent generations only for the fact that the initial risk and challenges were so different from their previous life and where shared with family memories As the ante is upped so to speak the sparkle of adventure and danger may be dimmed by an established family carving a place for themselves even if they manage to go as did Salome to Europe Socioeconomic strides have been made which alters what is ground breaking or even remarkable and than likely they leave out of small details that are considered to be everyday occurrences so that doesn't get relayed to family members Coreys Pony Is Missing (Pony Tails, novel yetSpanning a hundred years Inventing Memory captures the whole of the twentieth century through four unforgettable women whose stories come alive through Sara the youngest A single mother working on an. I'm a healthy chunk through the book actually I am listening to it read by Melissa Manchester and I am enjoying every minute Ms Manchester is an excellent mimic of accents and that wonderful rich voice of hers colors and adds so much dimension to the characters I read in a review where the reviewer felt that each story became less with each Levitsky woman's retelling of her life and that the richness of her character diminishes with the compromises she makes When I finish this Dear George And Other Stories novel I will write but for Social Creature now having listened to Sarah's life and Misplaced Loyalty (Meredith & Hodge, now on to Salome's life story I am drinking in their experiences I remind myself that the first settlers in a A Pocketful of Crows new land seem so much exciting than the subseuent generations only for the fact that the initial risk and challenges were so different from their previous life and where shared with family memories As the ante is upped so to speak the sparkle of adventure and danger may be dimmed by an established family carving a place for themselves even if they manage to go as did Salome to Europe Socioeconomic strides have been made which alters what is ground breaking or even remarkable and than likely they leave out of small details that are considered to be everyday occurrences so that doesn't get relayed to family members


10 thoughts on “Inventing Memory A Novel of Mothers and Daughters

  1. says:

    In Inventing Memory Jong weaves an epic of four generations of independent and creative Jewish women Fleeing the pogroms of Russia Sarah Solomon immigrates to New York City and becomes a professional artist Her daughter Salome is a flapper who parties in Paris only to return home as the Depression hits to uncover secrets of her past Salome's daughter Sally rises to stardom as a celebrated folksinger of the 1960's But she can't take the pressures of fame and descends into alcoholism and obscurityHer daughter in turn Sara avoids the excesses of her mother and grandmother and focuses on her career as a historian Working in the archives of the Council on Jewish History she finds a photograph of a woman she believes to be her great grandmother Sarah And so the family saga comes full circle The story is told through both direct narration by the characters as well as letters and journal entries which gives an interesting variety and adds texture Jong sometimes alternates perspectives and time periods but I didn't find it hard to follow The prose was richly descriptive passionate and often filled with wise and poignant observations about the meaning of life family relationships and Jewish identity


  2. says:

    I had a lot fun writing mean things about this book in my blog than I did reading it But I finished it so that I could write mean thingsWhatever This wasn't a total loss because I like it when I read something and have lots to say about it That doesn't always happen So two stars instead of oneNow go read the mean things I wrote


  3. says:

    Although I couldn't see myself in any of the generations of women in this book they were realistic and I could believe everything Very interesting It reminds me of why I love Erica Jong


  4. says:

    I'm a healthy chunk through the book actually I am listening to it read by Melissa Manchester and I am enjoying every minute Ms Manchester is an excellent mimic of accents and that wonderful rich voice of hers colors and adds so much dimension to the characters I read in a review where the reviewer felt that each story became less with each Levitsky woman's retelling of her life and that the richness of her character diminishes with the compromises she makes When I finish this novel I will write but for now having listened to Sarah's life and now on to Salome's life story I am drinking in their experiences I remind myself that the first settlers in a new land seem so much exciting than the subseuent generations only for the fact that the initial risk and challenges were so different from their previous life and where shared with family memories As the ante is upped so to speak the sparkle of adventure and danger may be dimmed by an established family carving a place for themselves even if they manage to go as did Salome to Europe Socioeconomic strides have been made which alters what is ground breaking or even remarkable and than likely they leave out of small details that are considered to be everyday occurrences so that doesn't get relayed to family members


  5. says:

    I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Erica Jong Her most famous work Fear of Flying is without a doubt a one of my all time favorite books is it time to re read it yet? It first came out in 1973 when I was in high school Lots of good information file under sex I was blown away by the fact that a nice Jewish girl could be BAD and get away with it What a concept Inventing Memory is a charming read with lots of interesting characters especially Sally Sky Not as over the top mind blowing as Fear of Flying but lots of honest insights into the way things are and probably always will be


  6. says:

    Normally I find Erica Jong to be an interesting writer but this book was not one of her better ones The first part of the book starts off okay but then nosedives through each successive generation The plot also seems to be rushed after the halfway point when it feels like Jong just got bored with her characters and hurried them to their conclusions And while smut is a hallmark of Jong's work it usually has a purpose in her plots Here it felt like it was just thrown in to make the book reach a set amount of pages


  7. says:

    A story of a Jewish family or rather the women in NY It was good It made me think about the different generations and how a woman's heart holds many secrets to paraphrase the Titanic uote I said it was good in this review but I had totally forgotten that I had read it


  8. says:

    I love Erica Jong's writing and although this is not her best writing it's a good story and provides her trademark insights She is candid literate and has a uniue perspective


  9. says:

    A fictional Jewish family memoir subtitled A Novel of Mothers and Daughters begins with a gripping description of an infant’s death as he is pressed against his mother’s breast while she and others hide from Cossacks and continues through the wrenching “differences” between mothers and daughters over the decades in America So many uotables I may purchase it just to pass along to Dana at some point but I guess she’s too young right now One favorite “Mothers and daughters it’s a comedy but also a tragedy We fill our daughters with all the chutzpah we wish for ourselves We want them to be free as we were not And then we resent them for being so free We resent them for being what we have made With granddaughters it’s so much easier And great granddaughters”


  10. says:

    Another book about the complicated Mother Daughter relationship This book delves into a strange phenomena that I have experienced with my mothereach generation wants their daughter to have freedom opportunity and choices yet in the end the mother often grows resentful of her daughter who has had those choices opportunities and freedoms that she did not have Instead of being proud the mother cannot identify with her daughter and a rift forms


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