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Book cover image of Women Rowing NorthMary Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”

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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age | Mary Pipher | Bloomsbury Publishing | Reprint 2020 | 272 pages | ISBN: 978-163286961


Head shot photo of Mary PipherMary Pipher is a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effects of our culture on mental health, which has earned her the title of “cultural therapist” for her generation. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Reviving OpheliaThe Shelter of Each Other, Another Country and most recently, Women Rowing North. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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