Saturday, April 13, 2019

Twelve top reads that celebrate the bonds between women

A reporter by trade, Sara Roncero-Menendez is a lover of horror, sci-fi, and all things pop culture. At Get Literary she tagged twelve great reads that celebrate the bonds between women, including:
Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead

Generations of Women

“Like mother, like daughter” is a pretty common saying, but it’s not always true. For example, Laura and her daughter Emma might share traits, but they’re also vastly different. Laura is happy to live—as she always has—in the posh society of the Upper East Side, while Emma seeks more from the world. Told as a series of vignettes, Laura & Emma deals with the comedy and heartbreak of a mother stuck in her ways (even her fashion sense) and a daughter on the cusp of finding fulfillment outside of her family’s world. Kate Greathead smartly avoids telling a story in big moments, preferring the small ones in the aftermath, the little joys and tiny tiffs that make up life as much as the births and deaths. Truly a portrait of a mother-daughter bond that will hit close to home for many readers.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Laura & Emma.

--Marshal Zeringue