A Tale of Two Mothers

The Florist’s Daughter
Patricia Hampl
Harcourt, $24, 240 pp.

Swimming in a Sea of Death
A Son’s Memoir
David Rieff

Simon & Schuster, $21, 192 pp.

 

Two deaths, two mothers, two books: two noted authors write of their mothers’ deaths. The contrast between the authors...

The remainder of this article is only available to paid subscribers.

Print subscribers to Commonweal are entitled to free access to all premium online content. Click here to purchase a print subscription, or if you’re already a print subscriber, register now for premium access.

Online-only subscriptions provide access to all premium online articles for just $34/year or $2.95/month. Click here to subscribe.

Registered users, please log in below:

Topics: 

Share

About the Author

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.