Abbott's new novel is Concrete Angel.
One of the author's five favorite novels about mothers and daughters, as shared at Crimespree Magazine:
MILDRED PIERCE by James Cain.Read about another entry on the list.
None of the four books above influenced me, at least consciously, when writing CONCRETE ANGEL. But MILDRED PIERCE did. I wanted to show the flip side of the mother-daughter coin by writing a story where the daughter makes all the sacrifices for an ungrateful mother. This is what happens to Mildred. The more she loves her daughter, the worse her daughter seems to behave. A heart-breaking story–as are all the five listed.
Mildred Pierce is among Ester Bloom's ten favorite fictional feminists.
The Page 69 Test: Concrete Angel.
Writers Read: Patricia Abbott.
My Book, The Movie: Concrete Angel.