The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a "true page turner." —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month.

Author: Aimee Molloy

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062696807

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER —SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SCANDAL’S KERRY WASHINGTON An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. A night out. A few hours of fun. That’s all it was meant to be. They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they are looking for a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a "true page turner." —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors
Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

A Novel Nina Darnton. THE PERFECT MOTHER a novel NIN A D ARN TON A PLUME BOOK PLUME Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

Author: Nina Darnton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101609385

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"In this fictionalized account of the Amanda Knox case, journalist Darnton asks the question any parent would dread: Is my child capable of murder?... A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit."—Kirkus Reviews When an American exchange student is accused of murder, her mother will stop at nothing to save her. A midnight phone call shatters Jennifer Lewis’s carefully orchestrated life. Her daughter, Emma, who’s studying abroad in Spain, has been arrested after the brutal murder of another student. Jennifer rushes to her side, certain the arrest is a terrible mistake and determined to do whatever is necessary to bring Emma home. But as she begins to investigate the crime, she starts to wonder whether she ever really knew her daughter. The police charge Emma, and the press leaps on the story, exaggerating every sordid detail. One by one, Emma’s defense team, her father, and finally even Jennifer begin to have doubts. A novel of harrowing emotional suspense, The Perfect Mother probes the dark side of parenthood and the complicated bond between mothers and daughters.
Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

When her daughter, who is studying abroad in Spain, is accused of murdering a fellow student, Jennifer rushes to her daughter's defense in the face of a media storm only to uncover disturbing clues.

Author: Nina Darnton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142196731

Category: FICTION

Page: 258

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When her daughter, who is studying abroad in Spain, is accused of murdering a fellow student, Jennifer rushes to her daughter's defense in the face of a media storm only to uncover disturbing clues. By the author of An African Affair. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Categories: FICTION

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

A huge advance for his debut novel, gushing reviews anointing him one of the most promising new voices in decades, in the midst of finishing his second, highly anticipated book. And here she is. On her way to sit at the mayor's ...

Author: Aimee Molloy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751570328

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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***Don't miss this instant New York Times bestseller*** Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal's Kerry Washington. 'Wonderfully nuanced and compulsively readable' KERRY WASHINGTON 'Thrilling . . . you'll think you have all figured out - until you realise you don't' MARIE CLAIRE 'An electrifying thriller' PEOPLE, BOOK OF THE WEEK * * * We all want different things. Francie wants to be the perfect mother. Nell wants to escape the past. Collette wants to spend more time with her family. All Winnie wants is to have her baby back. When Nell suggests a night out in Brooklyn to her new mums' club, the others jump at the chance. But the evening takes a tragic turn when Winnie learns that her six-week-old son Midas has been kidnapped. As the investigation hits a dead end, Nell, Collette and Francie make it their mission to succeed where the police are failing. But as Winnie and those around her come under scrutiny from the media, damaging secrets come to light and friendships are pushed to the limit. Because people will do almost anything to protect the ones they love . . . * * * 'A true page turner!' B.A. PARIS, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BREAKDOWN AND BEHIND CLOSED DOORS 'A fast-paced, twisty, engrossing read - I loved it!' MEGAN MIRANDA, AUTHOR OF ALL THE MISSING GIRLS
Categories: Fiction

How Not to Be a Perfect Mother

How Not to Be a Perfect Mother

This is a parenting book with a difference- rather than a serious tome laying down the law, Libby Purves' lighthearted book shamelessly describes how to cut the corners and bend the rules that never mattered much anyway.

Author: Libby Purves

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007163847

Category: Child rearing

Page: 242

View: 978

A fresh new look brings this parenting classic up-to-date for a new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be. motherhood, Radio 4's Libby Purves has created an invaluable survival guide so that even the most unpromising madonna can cope with the baby years. This is a parenting book with a difference- rather than a serious tome laying down the law, Libby Purves' lighthearted book shamelessly describes how to cut the corners and bend the rules that never mattered much anyway. Forget the other parenting books that hide the real truth- this is the true battle manual for mothers on the front line! up-to-date for a whole new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be. Based on Libby Purves' own experience of domestic havoc with two babies and on the wit and wisdom of fifty like-minded mothers, this motherhood companion guide is full of down-to-earth tips and hilarious anecdotes. Topics covered include pregnancy, preschoolers, sibling fights, fraught outings, nannies and careers. This is an invaluable guide to being an imperfect mother- and, more importantly, enjoying it.
Categories: Child rearing

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

Acclaim for Margaret Leroy's The Perfect Mother A New YorkTimes Notable Bookof theYear “It'sapremise ... —NewYork Times “The novel reads like a thriller and is brilliant at portraying the slow, steady disintegration of a seemingly ...

Author: Margaret Leroy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408915035

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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What really goes on behind closed doors? Catriona has the life she’s always dreamed of: a loving husband, a delightful step-daughter and her own precious little girl, Daisy. When Daisy begins to feel poorly, Catriona seeks help and, in doing so, is forced to look to the past and her own dark and fractured childhood.
Categories: Fiction

Anxious Power

Anxious Power

Rather than supporting the myth of an ideal world in which mothers domesticate and thus regulate their environment , the mother - figure in the domestic novel actually calls into question the reigning ideology of maternal love ...

Author: Carol J. Singley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791413896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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This book explains the conflicting feelings of anxiety and empowerment that women, historically excluded from masculine discourse, feel when they read and write, and it analyzes narrative strategies that reveal this ambivalence. Anxious Power draws upon feminist literary theory, narrative theory, and reader-response criticism to define women's ambivalence toward language. It is the first collection to address issues of ambivalence in narrative by women, to trace those issues from the medieval period to the present, and to outline a theoretical framework for understanding them. The contributors address a broad spectrum of female literary voices ranging from familiar British and American writers (Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Willa Cather), and those less well known (Jane Barker, Caroline Lee Henz, Susan Warner, Sarah Grand, and Fanny Howe), to European, Canadian, African-American, South and Latin American, and Asian American writers (Christine de Pizan, Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy, Margaret Atwood, Harriet Jacobs, Toni Morrison, Clarice Lispector, Sandra Cisneros, and Maxine Hong Kingston). Anxious Power considers forms of women's narrative ranging from fairy tales through romances, novels, and autobiographies, to feminist metafiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Life writing in Carmen Mart n Gaite s Cuadernos de Todo and Her Novels of the 1990s

Life writing in Carmen Mart  n Gaite s Cuadernos de Todo and Her Novels of the 1990s

... to begin to transform women's lives, we must move beyond the myths and misconceptions embodied in the fantasy of the perfect mother.'66 Águeda, as she noted at the beginning of the novel, had a distant relationship with her mother.

Author: Maria-José Blanco

Publisher: Tamesis Books

ISBN: 9781855662476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Blanco examines the relationship between life-writing in Martín Gaite's notebooks and her fictional work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics

George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics

The novel obscures the scandal of its incestuous ideal of the perfect mother-lover by ensuring its sexually good mothers are lost or sacrificed before the book's end. This brings us back to Mrs. Mainwaring, a decidedly bad mother, ...

Author: K. Bluemel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137043733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics celebrates the lives, literature, and politics of a group of four 'radical eccentrics' - the Tory anarchist poet Stevie Smith, the Marxist Indian nationalist Mulk Raj Anand, and the glamour-girl-turned-socialist Inez Holden - who formed a friendly circle around the famously radical and eccentric George Orwell. Demonstrating that Smith, Anand, and Holden matter for literary history just as they mattered for Orwell, George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics gives name and shape to a neglected movement within interwar and wartime English writing. It focuses on the lives and texts of Smith, Anand, and Holden in order to argue that these three writers throw into question limiting assumptions about art and politics-about standard relations between literary form and sex, gender, race, class, and empire-in ways that their group's most influential radical, Orwell, cannot. Embarking upon a kind of biographical-political-cultural-literary criticism, this book brings the radical eccentrics' vital, potentially transformative conversation to the attention of scholars of English literature for the first time, suggesting fascinating new approaches to the study of literary London during the thirties and forties.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction 1945 2010

The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction  1945 2010

Alternatively, mothers are despised as agents of patriarchy who condition girls to embody normative femininity. ... The novel suggests that the myth of the perfect mother generates mother-daughter conflict, demonstrating how patriarchy ...

Author: David James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107040236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 provides insight into the critical traditions shaping the literary landscape of modern Britain.
Categories: Literary Criticism