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Maude
by Donna Foley Mabry

Published: 2014-10-16
Paperback : 434 pages
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In 1906, I was barely over fourteen years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She opened her mouth to say something, but then her face flushed, and she turned her head to look out the window. After a second, she ...
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In 1906, I was barely over fourteen years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She opened her mouth to say something, but then her face flushed, and she turned her head to look out the window. After a second, she squeezed my hand and looked back in my eyes. She said, “You’ve always been a good girl, Maude, and done what I told you. Now, you’re going to be a married woman, and he will be the head of the house. When you go home tonight after your party, no matter what he wants to do to you, you have to let him do it. Do you understand?” I didn’t understand, but I nodded my head anyway. It sounded strange to me, the way so many things did. I would do what she told me. I didn’t have a choice, any more than I had a choice in being born.

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As a parent, could you ever admit that you never loved one of your children? How did Maude's lack of love for Bud and Paul affect the type of people they became?
by Kerrinhp (see profile) 03/25/16

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Poverty and want.....
by its.mama (see profile) 03/25/16
We found lots of good home cooked meal ideas since Maude slavishly fed her "no-count" family very well. Had some good Tennessee sippin' whiskey while we discussed teetotaling-Maude's plight.
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by [email protected] (see profile) 08/14/15
She is great! Will call or Skype with your book club. You can contact through her facebook page or website (donnafoleymabry.com)

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  "maude"by Carolynr (see profile) 02/13/19

not the most well written book - a bit still and not engaging. written more like a narrative and not very enticing. Howerver to learn about the era that people live in and how you got alon... (read more)

 
by aderoz (see profile) 01/09/19

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 10/22/17

Unforgettable story of a strong woman who lived a life filled with one tragedy after another. Maude's strength and persistence are both remarkable and inspiring.

 
by mopsickmom (see profile) 10/28/16

 
by Karenbrowntx (see profile) 03/29/16

 
by Kerrinhp (see profile) 03/25/16

 
  "Maude"by its.mama (see profile) 03/25/16

I can see why Donna was fascinated with her grandmother's stories. If she were my grandmother I would have been too. But the book fell short. No brilliant writing, no captivating characters. The message... (read more)

 
by shaman1551 (see profile) 02/15/16

 
by Kristenaustinemailatgmail.com (see profile) 12/10/15

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