Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Lying to Our Mothers” as Want to Read:
Lying to Our Mothers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Lying to Our Mothers

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A second collection of deeply personal poems examining and bearing witness to every stage of the complex emotional landscape that is a woman's life. Katherine Lawrence lies to her mother, and others, justifying her mendacity by quoting Clare Booth Luce -"lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego and lessens the friction of social contact." A small muddy daugh ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by Coteau Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Lying to Our Mothers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Lying to Our Mothers

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-11
it was amazing 5.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews

Sort order
Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's the inevitable circle of a woman's life. As young girls, we test our Mother at every opportunity. She just doesn't seem to understand that we just want to make mud pies and have fun. The situation only grows worse as we grow into young women when our Mother continuously wants to limit our freedom and give us advice that we certainly don't need. Then a strange thing happens. We become mothers ourselves. We worry endlessly about our daughter, wanting only the best of everything for her and th ...more
Jayne Nestor
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful collection
rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2012
Danielle Altrogge
rated it it was amazing
Jul 24, 2012
marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2012
Goose Lane Editions
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2015
Mary Lauzon
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2017
Tammy Goldthorpe
marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Never Mind is Katherine Lawrence’s third collection of poetry. The manuscript won the 2015 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award and the 2014 City of Regina Writing Award. Her previous collections have been equally honoured. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Katherine chairs Access Copyright Foundation, and is a former president of the Sage Hill Writing Experience board of directors. She moved to S ...more