Posts Tagged ‘Motherhood’

The Best Books About Motherhood

I love books that deal with all aspects of motherhood, but I particularly enjoy those that investigate its darker side – those times when everything goes wrong and the child makes life extremely difficult for the parents. Unfortunately I have run out of books with this theme and so would love to know if you have […]

Monster Love by Carol Topolski

 Longlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize Five words from the blurb: perfect, next door, gullible, alive, wrong A few weeks ago I read Kim’s review of Carol Topolski’s new book, Do No Harm, and noticed that Kim described Topolski’s earlier book, Monster Love, as:  “…one of the most disturbing novels I’d ever come across.” These words are […]

The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

 Winner of 2010 Costa Book Award for Fiction Five words from the blurb: Soho, birth, motherhood, women, connected. The Hand That First Held Mine has a dual narrative which follows two women who are separated by 50 years in time, but dealing with many of the same issues. The first thread follows Lexie, a 21-year-old girl, who […]