True stories by and about grandmothers - grandmothers youthful and elderly, playful and strict, joyful, sorry and stern, exotic, ordinary. Stories filled with wonder and love and the mystery of being - and having - a grandmother.
Twenty tales told by grandmothers themselves, by mothers who became grandmothers, and by the children and grandchildren who love them and share their love. These stories speak of unconditional affection, joy and laughter, of mistakes redeemed, of family secrets and patterns stamped on generations, shame and hardship, memory and loss. They take you into realms both familiar and unknown, on a voyage around many grandmothers that is rich, engaging and irresistible.