Do you have a trait, talent, or item that has passed on to

Do you have a trait, talent, or item that has passed on to

4/22/2021, 6:32:04 PM
Do you have a trait, talent, or item that has passed on to you from someone in your family? Something small I’ve noticed is that when I cook I stand with my hand on my hip the same way my mom does and I’ve started calling my own child the same pet names my parents used for me and my siblings. When my grandma passed away two years ago, I inherited one of her gorgeous kimonos, a ton of fabric from her fabric storage, and some of her jewelry— all of which make me feel like a mantle and family history has been passed into my care. (Not to mention all the memories from my entire life associated with these things) At my grandma’s funeral we also noticed that my younger brother looks so much like our grandpa when he was young and I just love that physical traits, habits, traditions, and items can be passed down. . I recently was gifted CONJURE WOMEN from @penguinrandomhouse and loved that the first thing in the synopsis is about a mother and daughter that share a talent of healing (and conjuring curses 🤣🙌🏼) I’m hearing really amazing things about this book and love books about family and strong women. It’s also been awhile since I’ve read about the Civil War era (I often focus on WWII) and I do need to familiarize myself more with that period of time. I find that starting with historical fiction often helps me do better research and ask better questions. 🌸 Synopsis: A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel. Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom. . #conjurewomen

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