The Good Mother

The Good Mother

Book - 1986
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Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time. Swept away by happiness and passion, Anna feels she has everything she's ever wanted.

Then come the shocking charges that would threaten her new love, her new "family" ... that force her to prove she is a good mother.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1986
ISBN: 9780060505936
Branch Call Number: MILL
Characteristics: 310 p

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neonjake
Jan 05, 2010

Well written but I found the action dragged along fairly slowly. Did not complete the whole book. Found it tedious.

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jbeckber
Jul 23, 2008

Wow what a book! I really enjoyed this book as it was an easy read, but touched on some really fundamental points. For instance, what consititutes a good mother? To what extent should parents be open about nudity? Should parents and children co-sleep? Are the consequences this mother faces worth the individual and sexual awakening she briefly enjoys?
The book certainly makes you think about your personal parenting and in particular your freedoms as an individual vs. a parent.

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