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A Cure for Dreams: A Novel Summary
Kaye Gibbons

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A Cure for Dreams: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

A Cure for Dreams is the story of a mother-daughter relationship. It covers four generations of women, and it centers on the relationship between Betty, the narrator, and Lottie, her mother with a great deal of compassion for all people in need. The story begins in the early twentieth century in rural Kentucky.

Betty tells of her mother's family in Kentucky. Lottie is first generation Irish. Her family emigrates from Galway in western Ireland and settles in rural Kentucky. The men in the family are alcoholics and incapable of reliably providing for the family, so Lottie's mother, Bridget, has to take charge, and her methods are often rough. As a young teen, Lottie has recurring fantasies about meeting the man of her dreams. The man Lottie actually meets and marries comes from a Quaker family, and he thinks hard work is the single-most important thing in life. In...

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