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Motherland by Amy Sohn
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This sequel to Prospect Park West started off interesting but grew tiring. All of the characters who headlined the chapters became involved in deceit and drama, but having so many interrupted perspectives slowed down the pace of the ones I was most interested in. There was a strange undertone that suggested that everyone feared anti-Semitism or hated Jews (I’ve never read the word Semitic so many times) but the secret to success was to act or look more Jewish. As a Brooklyn resident who is not a mother, I am intrigued by the inner-lives stroller-wielding warriors that patrol the neighborhood, but this novel felt too far-fetched to provide insight.
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Gary  the Bookworm I liked the image of stroller wielding warriors. Seems like Moms are very much in our minds of late. Even Mrs Obama presents herself as mom-in-chief!


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