“You’re Wearing That? Communication between Mothers and Daughters, by Deborah Tannen.
Anyone who has ever gotten a backhanded compliment from their mothers will find a lot to like about this book.
Tannen is an expert in personal communications who has written several books about.
Mothers and daughters are complicated. Our mothers love us, worry about us, can be envious of our lives and freedoms, and uncomfortable with our sexuality.
Tannen plumbs these subjects in a very readable way.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.