“It’s nobody’s fault, Luljeta. It’s not a fault. It’s just mistakes. Or, I don’t know, not mistakes, just decisions that led to other decisions, and on and on, and in the end the first decision seemed too far buried to get back to and change.”
It seemed like an obvious choice for me, especially following the kind of books I’ve been enjoying in the past few years. I’ve been loving mul
This is a fantastic debut novel, captivating and well written, about mothers and daughters, broken by the abandonment of fathers , a husband , a lover, about secrets kept and seeking identity. There are other layers of the story – the search of an immigrant for a escape from communism to a better life, the struggle of women who are single parents and the things that life deals that get in the way.
There are two alternating narratives. Elsie, an eighteen year old girl in a dead end job at a diner
I’m between 3.5 and 4, so I’ll round up.
“…often the love your mother gives feels like it’s being rejected by your body, as if you’re the B-positive recipient of an A-negative blood donation.”
The often-complicated relationship between mothers and daughters has been fodder for literature, movies, and music for many, many years. What is it about this type of relationship that can bring such fierce love, friendship, and loyalty, as well as resentment, anger, and frustration, often simultaneously?