Lessons From My Mother’s Life

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Title: Lessons From My Mother's Life
Published by: Dreambook Press
Release Date: 2020
Contributors: Tam May
Genre: , , , ,
Pages: 190
ISBN13: 9780998197982
ASIN: B084Y7GDV9

Debuted at #1 in Amazon’s Historical Fiction Short Stories category!

 

Was the happy housewife of the 1950s really all that happy?

Women in post-war America should have been contented to live a Leave it to Beaver life. They had it all: generous husbands with great jobs, comfortable suburban homes with nice yards and a two-car garage, and plenty of house-cleaning and PTA meetings to fill their time.

 

It was the perfect recipe for happiness and fulfillment. Women’s magazines told them so. Advertisements told them so. Doctors told them so. 

 

They were sold a bill of goods about post-war life. Some bought it. But some didn’t. This book is about those women who didn’t.

Five stories. Five women. Five journeys of self-discovery.

Purchase Lessons From My Mother’s Life today to walk in the shoes of five American women living in the 1950s, maybe women like your mother or grandmother. Maybe women like you

 

This book also includes an Author’s Note and a bonus chapter from The Specter, the first book of the author’s Gilded Age family saga, the Waxwood Series.

 

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She rose, slipping her hands from his and placing them in the pockets of her dress so he wouldn’t see them shaking. She looked out the window where the sea had disappeared for curvy mountains. “Isn’t it wonderful how you only have to travel on a railroad track to reach a new place, a new world, even?”

 

“It’s not enough,” he said in an almost brutal voice. “I’ve been on many train tracks to many new places and new worlds. It’s like the living body and the living soul. One without the other kills them both.”

 

She took a breath. “You mean your body can be in a different place, but if your soul is the same, you’ll always be back where you started?”

 

“Something like that.”

 

Her legs felt as fragile as matches as she left the drawing room and made her way down the aisle and into the observation car. She saw that Bea and Carla were both dozing in chairs near the center of the car. She crept past the resting heads and soft snoring people to where the observation section gathered like a cup at the edge of the car. There was one oblong little window that stared right ahead into the vast space of mountainous ranges and gray-blue skies. She watched as the train moved forward, leaving behind her dead soul.

 

historical fiction, women's fiction, short fiction, 1950s, post-war, suburbia, America, US history, feminism

Author: tammayauthor

As soon as Tam May started writing at the age of fourteen, writing became her voice. She writes historical women’s fiction and historical cozy mysteries. She loves to take readers into the nooks and crannies of the past, and she wants to inspire readers with her resilient and autonomous female characters. Most of her fiction is set in and around the San Francisco Bay Area because she fell in love with the city and found her independence and writing voice when she lived there in the 1990s. Her book Lessons From My Mother’s Life debuted at #1 in its category on Amazon. She’s also published a Gilded age family saga set among San Francisco’s Nob Hill elite titled the Waxwood Series which follows the Alderdices as they discover their place amidst revolutionary changes and shifting values in the last decade of the 19th century. Tam’s current project is a historical cozy mystery series titled The Paper Chase Mysteries. The series takes place in Northern California at the turn of the 20th century and features amateur sleuth and epistolary expert Adele Gossling, a progressive and independent young woman whose talent for solving crimes comes into direct conflict with her new community apt to prefer the previous era's angel in the house to the current century’s New Woman. Tam lives in Texas but calls San Francisco and the Bay Area “home”. When she’s not writing, she’s reading classic literature, watching classic films, cross-stitching, or cooking yummy vegetarian dishes.