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The Grandmothers

(2003)
(Adoration)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.


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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-7862-7222-8 / 978-0-7862-7222-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-06-053010-3 / 978-0-06-053010-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Grandmothers
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-00-715279-5 / 978-0-00-715279-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Grandmothers
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 1-4056-1088-3 / 978-1-4056-1088-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels
Author(s): Doris May Lessing
ISBN: 1-4056-2076-5 / 978-1-4056-2076-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Two Mothers
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-00-753231-8 / 978-0-00-753231-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: Adoration
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-00-754291-7 / 978-0-00-754291-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-06-053011-1 / 978-0-06-053011-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Grandmothers
Author(s): Doris May Lessing
ISBN: 0-00-715281-7 / 978-0-00-715281-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Grandmothers
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0-00-716977-9 / 978-0-00-716977-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Grandmothers
Author(s): Doris Lessing
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels
Author(s): Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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