Mothers Before
Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2020
  • Price: $24.99
  • Trim Size: 6 x 8
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4294-1
  • EAN: 9781419742941
  • Page Count: 176
  • Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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Who was your mother before she became a mother?

In this remarkable collection, New York Times bestselling novelist Edan Lepucki gathers more than sixty original essays and favorite photographs to explore this question. The daughters in Mothers Before are writers and poets, artists and teachers, and the images and stories they share reveal the lives of women in ways that are vulnerable and true, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always moving.

Contributors include:

Brit Bennett
Jennine Capó Crucet
Jennifer Egan
Angela Garbes
Annabeth Gish
Alison Roman
Lisa See
Danzy Senna
Dana Spiotta
Jia Tolentino

About the author

Edan Lepucki is the creator of the popular Instagram @MothersBefore. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels California and Woman No. 17 and cohost of the podcast Mom Rage. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.