Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sue Miller - The Good Mother

79. The Good Mother by Sue Miller (1986)
Length: 310 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 17 September 2012
Finished: 20 September 2012
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 24 February 2010
Why do I have it? I like Sue Miller as an author and had read and enjoyed While I Was Gone by the same author.

Recently divorced, Anna Dunlop has two passionate attachments: Molly, her four-year-old daughter, and her lover, Leo, the man who has made her feel beautiful - and sexual - for the first time in a long, long time. Swept away by happiness and passion, Anna feels that she has everything she needs in her life. Almost blind to certain changes around her, Anna will soon find that these shocking changes will threaten her new love, her new "family" and will eventually force her to prove she is a good mother.

I am not entirely sure, but I think that I may have read this book many, many years ago. Some of the scenes in it seemed slightly familiar to me, but I don't think that my having read it before affected my rereading of the book too much - I still couldn't remember the ending of the story! :)  I loved this book and give it top marks, even though I found the sex scenes in the book almost too graphic for me. 

I understand that the book needed to be graphic to make the plot work, however I guess I was just not that used to having such scenes be so descriptive. I found this book to be well written and very engrossing though, and would certainly recommend this book to other readers. I give this book an A+! and look forward to reading more books by Sue Miller in the future.

A+! - (96-100%) 

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

2 comments:

  1. Great. How about linking in to Books You Loved: September? Have a great week!

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  2. Hello again, Carole! :) Yes, I did enjoy The Good Mother by Sue Miller. This book was a reread from several years ago for me but was not my absolute favorite book of September. That 'honor' I saved for a book that I read on September 13, 2012: Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon, which I linked in to Books You Loved: September. Have a great day, Carole! :)

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