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Mothers of Sparta

A Memoir in Pieces

by Dawn Davies

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Mothers of Sparta by Dawn Davies
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    Jan 2018, 272 pages
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    Jan 29, 2019, 272 pages

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30 members reviewed Mothers of Sparta for First Impressions, rating it an impressive average of 4.5 out of 5

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The tagline on the back cover of Mothers of Sparta says it all: "Some women are born mothers. Some achieve motherhood. Others have motherhood thrust upon them" (Linda J). Dawn Davies is a tough woman with a tender underside who paints a picture of her life through a series of autobiographical essays. The early chapters portray her great love and appreciation for the natural world around her juxtaposed with the heartbreak of frequent family uprooting. In later chapters she lays bare some of her most difficult times in beautifully written prose. She exposes small glimpses of her childhood, marriage, motherhood, divorce, and debilitating illness with honesty and quiet humor (Nancy L).

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Memoirs are my preferred genre and this one is at the top of my list of favorites (Emily C). I ...

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