Thursday, May 9, 2013

Five top books on mothers and children

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's 2013 list of five top books on mothers and children:
Amy and Isabelle
by Elizabeth Strout

Pulitzer-winning Elizabeth Strout’s emotionally wrenching debut novel portrays a mother-daughter bond on the brink of dissolution amid secrets, scandal, and the cloistered temperance of old New England. When daughter Amy is found in the backseat of a car with her high school math teacher, the women are wrested apart forever in the throes of small-town gossip -- as mother Isabelle’s shameful past also starts creeping to the surface.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see: Elizabeth Lowry's five best books about mothers of many sorts.

--Marshal Zeringue