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rebellious daughters

Rebellious Daughters. True Stories from Australia’s greatest female writers.

Rebellious Daughters is an eclectic collection of stories by accomplished Australian female writers. These female writers come from a wide range of culturally, religiously and economically different backgrounds; the common thread that binds is that all the stories focus on what it’s like to be a daughter, or to have one.

The writers share a diverse collection of life experiences. Burgeoning sexuality, making poor choices, marrying the wrong guy, living with regret and dealing with heartbreaking loss. What fills the distance between these poignant events is the nuances of everyday life, of trying to grow up and do the right thing.

Rebellious Daughters has a style is as individual as the stories shared, which keeps the book interesting and refreshing til the end. You can go from hilarious to heartbreak in a single chapter and the exquisite writing from these authors adds to the read. These women are not afraid to put pen to paper and share the kinds of secrets we all keep buried ourselves, quite a brave thing to put out there to the public.

Rebellious Daughters is a great gift for any reader, writer, mother, or headstrong daughter.

3 stars from me.

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The Book Jacket

Good daughters hold their tongues, obey their elders and let their families determine their destiny. Rebellious daughters are just the opposite.

In Rebellious Daughters, some of Australia’s most talented female writers share intimate and touching stories of rebellion and independence as they defy the expectations of parents and society to find their place in the world.

Powerful, funny and poignant, these stories explore everything from getting caught in seedy nightclubs to lifelong family conflicts and marrying too young. Beautifully written, profoundly honest and always relatable, every story is a unique retelling that celebrates the rebellious daughter within us all.

Not every woman is a mother, grandmother, aunty or sister – but all women are daughters.

Rebellious Daughters contributors: Jane Caro, Jamila Rizvi, Susan Wyndham, Rebecca Starford, Marion Halligan, Amra Pajalic, Jo Case, Leah Kaminsky, Michelle Law, Caroline Baum, Rochelle Siemienowicz, Nicola Redhouse, Krissy Kneen, Silvia Kwon and Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones.