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Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman > Question 5: Motherhood

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Emily Bloor (emilybloor) | 104 comments Mod
What do you think Lippman is telling us about motherhood throughout the book?

She choose for Lu to be a mother to children who aren't biologically hers, and for Lu's mother to be clinically insane? Do you think these choices are significant in any way?

Olivia DiGiammarino | 36 comments Emily, this is a very interesting discussion point! Lu's infertility is somehow met with disappointment , logic and then remedy instead of complete heartbreak.

That being said, I wonder if Lippman's statement about motherhood highlights the struggle to claim a status that is so often taken for granted. The relationship between biological inability and emotional inability to care for children ultimately tying mother and daughter together.

Olivia DiGiammarino | 36 comments Tying mother and daughter together *

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