Saturday, May 07, 2016

Seven top mother/child relationships in literature

One of seven unforgettable mother/child relationships in literature, as shared at the Vintage Books & Anchor Books Reading Group Center:
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman

Emilia Greenleaf believed that she had found her soulmate, the man she was meant to spend her life with. But life seems a lot less rosy when Emilia has to deal with the most neurotic and sheltered five-year-old in New York City: her new stepson William. Now Emilia finds herself trying to flag down taxis with a giant, industrial-strength car seat, looking for perfect, strawberry-flavored, lactose-free cupcakes, receiving corrections on her French pronunciation from her supercilious stepson—and attempting to find balance in a new family that’s both larger, and smaller, than she bargained for. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is a a can’t put-it-down novel about motherhood, paralyzing guilt, and the sisterhood that mothers can feel for one another even when they’re at odds.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.

--Marshal Zeringue