mothers and daughters

This is a picture of the cover of the book, The Book of Polly.

The Book of Polly

Kathy Hepinstall
4
Rated by
Hannah Jane C.
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

The Book of Polly is the hilarious and bittersweet story of Willow and her larger-than-life mom, Polly. Polly becomes pregnant with Willow in her late fifties, and Willow’s father dies during the pregnancy. Because her father dies before she is born and Polly has Willow so late in life, Willow only has Polly. Her siblings are long gone, and the bustling life that comes with having a full family is absent, so Willow clings to Polly with heartbreaking tenacity. Willow has always been consumed by the fear that Polly is go

When My Heart Was Wicked

Tricia Stirling
3
Friday, May 20, 2016

Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She is a skilled botanist that can harness the power of plants. When her father dies, she tries to stay with her step-mother that believes in good and healing magic. But she always feel the pull of her persuasive and powerful mother who brings out the darkness in her, stripping everything light and kind. Her mother forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and it is not long before the old darkness resurfaces.

This book is definitely not for everyone. I was very confused and a little disgusted by the plot overall. It didn...

book cover image of Caroline by Sarah Miller

Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Sarah Elizabeth Miller
4
Rated by
Hannah Jane C.
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017

Have you read every book Laura Ingalls Wilder has ever written? Did you watch every season of Little House on the Prairie over and over again and can you hear Melissa Gilbert cry “Pa!” just as clear as can be? Did you even read Roger Lea MacBride's

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Calling Dr. Laura: a Graphic Memoir

Nicole J. Georges
3
Rated by
Debbie F.
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

This graphic memoir is a thoughtful examination of a young woman learning hard truths and trying to find love and support as she figures out what to do with them. Nicole Georges has always believed her father died of colon cancer when she was very young. But she suddenly learns as an adult that he never died at all and that the truth had been hidden by her mother her entire life. The title, Calling Dr. Laura, refers to Dr.

Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes

Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes

Denise Grover Swank
3
Rated by
Helen H.
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Don’t let Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes mystery classification fool you. This book is a perfect blend of mystery and romance with just a touch of fantasy.

If You Left

Ashley Prentice Norton
3
Rated by
Megan C.
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

I picked up this book because I had liked The Chocolate Money by the same author. Norton has a talent for brutal honesty, holding back nothing about her protagonists’ motives and thoughts. In The Chocolate Money we witness the fraught relationship a privileged young woman has with her eccentric heiress mother.

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout
4
Rated by
Cheryl M.
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is a novel to be read slowly and savored for its richness of story. At less than 200 pages, it is a novel with a simple plot: a woman, Lucy, is in the hospital for a prolonged stay, and her mother is visiting her. Lucy has been estranged from her mother sin

The Rest of Her Life

Laura Moriarty
3
Rated by
Becky C.
Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Before heading to the self-help books looking for psychological insight, be aware that reading fiction can also have strong therapeutic benefits. One example is local author Laura Moriarty’s The Rest of Her Life. Moriarty received a degree in social work from KU, which is excellent training for the themes she explores in her novel: social status and crime, parent/child relationships, and cyclical family dynamics.

Please Look After Mom

Kyung-Sook Shin
5
Rated by
Megan C.
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015

This best-selling novel by South Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin takes a piercing look at how we treat those closest to us, and what it means to be a wife and mother. Told from four perspectives, the story examines the aftermath of the disappearance of “mom”. Some of the narrators speak in the unusual voice of second person, which serves to make the narrative more personal.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a memoir by Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School. The memoir concentrates on her family life, especially on raising her two daughters. As a second generation Chinese, Chua is determined to raise her daughters the Chinese way.