A Cure for Dreams by Kaye Gibbons

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A story that traces the bonds between four generations of resourceful Southern women through stories passed from one generation to another.
 

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Kaye Gibbons is the author of four previous novels: "El Kaye Gibbons is the author of four previous novels: "Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, " and "Charlen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, " and "Charms for the Easy Life." She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina,ms for the Easy Life." She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and five children. with her husband and five children.
 
Published January 3, 1991 by Algonquin Books. 170 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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The main speaker is Betty Davies Randolph, and she's talking to her daughter Marjorie, whose first memory is of ""the sounds of the women talking."" Before Betty came Lottie O'Cadhain, the daughter of Irish-Catholic immigrants in Kentucky, who openly defied her parents by marrying (at 16) Charles...

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An engaging portrait of a possessive mother and her obedient daughter, limned against a larger canvas depicting women's roles in southern society.

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