The Good Mother

The Good Mother

Book - 1986
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Original publication and copyright date: 1986.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1986.
ISBN: 9780060155513
Characteristics: 310 p.


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Jun 23, 2019

It's been 30 years since Ive read this book and honestly I don't think it woudl be fair to write a review that I couldn't be completely honest about. I remember bits and pieces of this book but not enough to say whether or not it was well-written. However, I do remember really liking the book and I found it by accident. My mom used to keep books in the living room on the shelves. I happened to pick this up one day and started reading. Didn't take me long to become hooked on it. So you might say that it was fate. It was made into a movie later staring, I believe, Diane Keaton, but it wasn't as enjoyable as the book (big surprise there, I'm sure). However, I would like to read it again in the future. In the meantime, I do recommend it to anyone

Jan 05, 2010

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

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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