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The Daughters' Baggage by [Winger, Diane]
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The author tells a very powerful story filled with themes of racial and ethnic injustice and discrimination, class differences, the importance of relationships, and the impact of trauma on teens and families. I found myself looking forward to reading more from the very start.OnlineBookClub.org official review 

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The Story Behind the Story

The Daughters' Baggage evolved from a writing exercise that my husband, Charlie, suggested. "Picture a suitcase," he prompted. "Where is it? Who does it belong to? What's inside? What's the story behind this suitcase?"

I began by writing a short story about a twelve-year-old girl who receives a child's suitcase as a birthday gift from her grandmother. She hates the little, green bag (it's decidedly not cool) and tries to find a way to avoid being seen with it. She concocts a scheme to get rid of the bag...but I'll let you read more about that in the first section of the book.

As I dreamed up two additional stories about luggage, I realized I could tie the stories together by following that same child's suitcase from one owner to the next. Once I began writing the story of the second owner, I became fascinated with her character and couldn't just leave her after a single short story (chapter). Aaliyah became the primary protagonist of a novel which then began to write itself as Aaliyah, her mother, and a close friend came to life in my imagination.

As for the third short story I originally envisioned -- yes, it became part of this novel as well, leading to the little, green suitcase being passed along to another girl -- another of the daughters referenced in the book title.

I hope you enjoy the journey of this little suitcase.

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  • File Size: 1547 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01B3F693M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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