ANONYMOM Is BACK With Smart Reads For Moms On the Edge....
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Here are Seven Summer Books that will make standing at the open freezer door and eating ice cream out of the carton (while your kid sits on the floor using his tiny, fat fingers to pull out and eat the Flavor Blasted Goldfish crackers that slipped under the fridge) seem like not such a bad thing after all:
NINE MONTHS by Paula Bomer. This mom has sex with strangers while pregnant with her third child. If you can’t handle that, then this book might not be for you. I laughed out loud many times.
DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME by Jessica Anya Blau. This mom “quits” her job as housewife and leaves the laundry, cooking, cleaning and childcare to a seven-year-old and ten-year-old while she smokes pot and hangs out at the nude beach. There is sex, drugs, affairs, addictions and rebellion in this book. Another laugh-out-loud read.
NIGHT SWIM by Jessica Keener. This mom lets the maid prepare the meals while she visits with friends at the country club. Her presence is everywhere and in everything her daughter does. This book is a beautiful, engaging, musical trip into 1970 that makes you feel like you actually lived through it all with these characters.
UP FROM THE BLUE by Susan Henderson. The mother in this book is both adorable, loveable and charming, and painfully horrifying. There’s a big mystery and I don’t want to give anything away so just read it to find out more about this unique mother. The story is touching, sad and gripping.
GIRLS IN TRUCKS by Katie Crouch. All of womanhood is in this witty, charming novel: mothers and daughters, sisters, friends. It’s not mother-centric the way the other novels on this list are but I adore our faithful blog leader and want to include one of her fabulous books!
THE PRICE OF SALT by Patricia Highsmith. There is a lesbian mom in this book written in the 1950s. At the time of the book, this mother was considered villainous in New York society. Now (hopefully) she’s no villain, still, she does run off with her lover and leave her only daughter behind.
SULA by Toni Morrison. If you didn’t read this in high school or college, read it now. There are mothers and then there are Toni Morrison’s mothers who do things like reach their fingers up their child’s bottom to pull out a hard-to-push-out poop. This book is brutal, poignant, and a bit unnerving.
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