Ask a woman to write about her mother and she will, invariably, have a lot to say. Ask 31 women to write about their mothers, and you will have a book. This thoughtful collection of essays – some funny, some painful, but all moving - describes the complex, intense, and fascinating world of mother/daughter relationships based on one simple theme: a gift – be it physical, emotional, or spiritual – that each woman received from her mother over the course of a lifetime. A beautiful premise. A beautiful book.