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The Mother Who Stayed by Laura Furman
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Jan 22, 2012

did not like it
Read in November, 2011

This book had great reviews on the front and back covers. It's three novellas in one book, with each novella broken up into three parts. Considering I am a mother who stayed (when sometimes I felt like leaving), I was thinking "I bet I can really relate to the mothers and/or their situations in these novellas."

Boy, was I wrong. Reading this book left me confused and wondering, based on its glowing reviews, exactly what I missed while reading it. I kept hoping it would get better and pretty much forced myself to finish it simply to balance all my sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, etc., reading with some bona fide literature. However, I'm filing this book under "books that really mean English profs use for character critique." Ten pages. Over a holiday weekend. I hated it.

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