In this positive and illuminating book, Ann Caron explores the spirit, durability, and complexity of the mother-daughter bond during a time of mutual searching. Daughters, hitting their stride after college, are setting new standards for themselves and questioning their goals and expectations. Mothers, themselves going through major life changes, are also looking for new ways to express themselves. Drawing from her many interviews with women from both groups, Caron discusses their joys, ambitions, frustrations, and hopes regarding sex, marriage, spirituality, and careers. What clearly emerges is that despite their different generational influences, their dreams of finding themselves through connections to others, and especially to each other, are the same.