Sue Miller is an American novelist and short story writer who has authored a number of best-selling novels. And yes, the last third of the book is filled with the narration of the court case and results thereof. Her husband sues for custody and he wins on the grounds that her new found sexuality makes her a poor mother. Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap loves her young daughter Molly to distraction. In fact, in her attempts to reconcile the conflicting demands of freedom and responsibility, Anna reminds the reader less of any recent heroine than of those troubled men in John Updike's fiction, who are always trying to mediate between their need for independence and their yearning for safety and a home. The story follows Anna both as a child growing into the woman who eventually does face her specific challenge as well as the woman who is moving towards it.
Now, what do I think of the book. The story was about a family, Anna, Brian and Molly. Once I hit the halfway point, all of a sudden, the real story began. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I wept for Anna and for the unfairness of life. Sans I had read 'While I was gone' by Sue Miller and absolutely loved the un-rosy way it dealt with love.
Her words construct vivid images in the minds of readers, so much that they can feel Anna's world around them. I want to own this book and revisit it. I spent too much time counting the pages until the book was over, and even though it did get a little better towards the end, I'm still left with a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. I wanted to like this book, I really did, but I just couldnt not get into it. Beyond an intriguing storyline and dynamic characters, Sue Miller has crafted beautiful prose.
The Good Mother explores an issue much larger in its controversy. In fact, I would suggest that most people in the circumstance Leo placed her in would have protected her daughter by contacting the police and getting him charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, or depending on how angry they were choosing a Lorena Bobbit approach to settling matters. Sue Miller is an American novelist and short story writer who has authored a number of best-selling novels. It was by far her most absolute, favorite-of-all-time book!! Miller has created a hip, passionate narrator, a modern heroine, who suffers not from alienation and malaise - those staple afflictions of so many fictional characters today - but from a surfeit of feeling for two people in her life, her daughter and the man she loves. I could understand her loneliness and her struggle to have a relationship with a man. The Good Mother explores an issue much larger in its controversy. Shoulda worked harder on learning to do that And endless bodily fluids in nearly every bloody chapter.
I felt such a deep sympathy for Anna. I thought about what it would be like if my husband was in a similar situation with our daughter, and that just skeeves me out. And we are about as far from prudish as we can be. As I got into the plot, I found parts of this story very compelling. Can anyone ever do both well? The story is about a mother who gets divorced and retains custody of her child. And what I gather from reviews, judge they do. I felt deep sadness as she resigned herself to further controls over her life.
I read it because it was mentioned on the cover of , though I have two other books by this author that made no impression on me to be honest, I think it was by mistake that I even had more than other one. The book is about a woman trying to escape her controlling sense of belonging. This thought-provoking and powerful novel asks the question, to whom is a woman more deeply bound — the man she loves, or her own child? What does it mean to be a good mother? B This was a pretty good book. The reviews never alter what I think about the book, but may add to it. Anna, it quickly becomes apparent, is both an articulate and persuasive narrator - though her voice is not particularly distinctive, its very directness proves highly compelling -and we come to experience her life through her own eyes.
I inherited this book and it is a book I will not be reading and releasing. I have found, on the odd occasion, that another review has made me consider something I had not previously even been aware of the existence of. They settle into an apartment in Cambridge, and she works two part-time jobs to pay the rent: as a piano teacher, and a lab assistant. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. It was painful to read the lengths Anna had to go to to prove she is a good mother.
Brian, her ex, contributes generously to their comfort. Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap loves her young daughter Molly to distraction. The mother in question wasn't, good. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Good Mother. Wondering if its really just a steaming pile of chick-lit with literary aspirations.
She is very sexual with Leo and the sexuality bleeds into the relationship with Molly. I didn't particularly like this one. Love that because I have felt the same way in a past relationship. What bothered me the most, though, was the narrator and main character, Anna. Even the smallest of choices, such as baby-wearing vs. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily.