Saturday, April 05, 2014

Ten of the best bad mothers in literature

Charlotte Runcie writes about arts and culture, particularly books, theatre, music and TV. One of her ten best bad mothers in literature, as shared at the Telegraph:
Bernadette – Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where'd You Go, Bernadette was the hugely funny pageturner of 2012, and featured an artistic but absent-minded architect mother (Bernadette) to a gifted daughter. Bernadette is a bit hopeless and there is a troubling bit where she goes AWOL, but ultimately she shows how much she really loves her daughter.

Read about another entry on the list.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is among Joel Cunningham's seven notable epistolary novels and Chrissie Gruebel's five top books for readers inspired by Nora Ephron.

--Marshal Zeringue