Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ten of the best moms in fiction

At the B&N Reads blog, Nicole Hill tagged the ten best moms in fiction, including:
The Aunts
Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic, by Alice Hoffman

Again, circumstances beyond biology can forge some of the greatest mothers. The Owens family is decidedly non-traditional: two aunts raising two nieces, all witches. Also, there’s that whole family curse that spells doom for the unfortunate man who might fall in love with any Owens woman. While the hijinks that occur in Practical Magic may make you wonder about supervision Sally and Gillian’s aunts provide, their enduring encouragement to embrace the weird and witchy—and to give zero flips about what anyone else thinks—is an inspiration.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue