As the matriarch of the Hurst family, Josephine knows what to say and do to convince her husband and children to do exactly what she wants. While she attempts to create her version of the perfect family, her family is falling apart around her in the novel Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas. Josephine’s hold on her family was disintegrating well befor her oldest daughter Rose went missing.
What did our book club members have to say about this psychological thriller?? Head over to From Left to Write members’ blog to read their personal story inspired by Mother, Mother:
- Rebecca from Life of an Army Wife was an abused child.
- Jessica at Aim High Writing recounts the difficult process of finding her own happiness.
- Davida at The Healthy Maven relates her own experiences with the Mental Health community.
- Cristie from The Right Hand Mom thinks about how it’s hard to teach your kids manners.
- Ashley Bunker at Memoirs of a Modern Day Wife grew up with a narcissistic parent.
- Angela of A Mama’s Corner of the World takes a sad look at society.
- Kim from Kimagination Station was best friends who was probably a clinical narcissist.
- Melanie RG at The Seeds of 3 wants to make more pancakes.
- Char of I (Don’t) Know Mommy has a few off shoots in her family tree.
- Liza from (a)Musing Foodie is opposed to diets.
- Kelly at Cupcake Kelly’s discusses what really makes you a parent.
- Michelle of Honest & Truly! reminds herself that we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.
- Jennifer Wolfe from mamawolfe reflects on motherhood – something learned, yet innate all the same.
- Michelle at Mkokopelli was shocked to see which character she related to after reading the book!
- Melanie of tales from the crib wishes she could lighten up on her kids.
- Thien-Kim from I’m Not the Nanny wished she had a mom who baked cookies.
- Lisa from Hannemaniacs calls herself out for hurtful words.
- Amy from Occupation: Mommy thinks about how her family appears from the outside.
If you haven’t read Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas yet, get your hands on a copy! It might make you rethink your relationship with your family.