The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

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Mom Egg Review Books for Review – Spring, 2019

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Just Like February by Deborah Batterman* (Spark Press 2018)

The Risk Of Us by Rachel Howard (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; April 2019) Fiction; foster parenting 

Non-Fiction and Collections

 Chasing the Merry-Go-Round: Holding on to Hope & Home when the World Moves Too Fast by Kelly Barbagos* (Boulay Press, March 2018) Memoir, special needs, personal growth.

Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility, Andrea Fekete and Lara Lillibridge*, Eds. (Cynren Press, 2019). CNF and poetry.

Mothers Without Their Children, Charlotte Beyer and Andrea Lea Robertson, Eds. (Demeter Press, 2019). Non-fiction.

Reckless Steps toward Sanity: A Memoir by Judith Sara Gelt (University of New Mexico, 2019). Memoir, abuse and mental illness.

SQUEAKY WHEELS: Travels with my Daughter by Train, Plane, Metro, Tuk-tuk and Wheelchair by Suzanne Kamata* (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, March, 2019). Non-fiction; travel with teen daughter (who is deaf and has cerebral palsy).

Travellin’ Mama: Mothers, Motherhood, and Travel, Charlotte Beyer, Janet MacLennan, Dorsia Smith Silva*, Marjorie Tesser*, Eds. (Demeter Press, 2019). Essays, poetry, articles. 


50/50 by Julianne Palumbo (Unsolicited Press, 2018) Poetry chapbook.

Blackbird by Laura Grace Weldon* (Grayson Books, February 2019).

Camping in the Galaxy by Helen Ruggieri* (Woodthrush Books, 2019).

Cracked Piano by Margo Taft Stever (CavanKerry Press, April, 2019).

Fool by Judy Swann* (Kelsay Books, 2019).

Lovely Daughter of the Shattering by Patrice Boyer Claeys* (Kelsay Books 2019).

Sweet World by Maureen Seaton (Cavan Kerry Press March, 2019).

The Body at a Loss by Cati Porter (CavanKerry Press, April, 2019).

Twilight Chorus by Holly Guran* (Main St. Rag, May 2018).




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