Marguerite Bouvard's touching book celebrates the intimate and profound link between grandmother and granddaughter. This collection of memoirs and stories — an anthology by women writers from diverse ethnic backgrounds —  reveals how our own identities are shaped by our grandmothers' histories. "Grandmothers: Granddaughters Remember" explodes stereotypes of older women and reveals them in all their complexity. Each writer has experienced their grandmother differently, from enjoying her as a mentor to rebelling against — and ultimately adopting — her outlook. And a few of them had to create their own grandmother stories from fragments gleaned from family histories.

 "Grandmothers: Granddaughters Remember" will be welcomed by all who cherish the gifts that people of generations past have imparted.