The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

Book Reviews

Mom Egg Review publishes reviews of recent books (including chapbooks) of poetry, fiction and creative prose, by mother writers, and of books focused on motherhood or women’s experiences and issues.  If you are interested in having your book reviewed, please visit Book Review Request for more info. 

If you are interested in reviewing books for us, please check out our page of Books for Review and Guidelines, and then email us at MERreviews@gmail.com

Book Reviews
The Dead in Daylight by Melody S. Gee

Review by Issa M. Lewis – The complexity of motherhood is often overlooked; we are frequently urged to consider only sentimental images of manicured women playing with their remarkably well-mannered infants on white sofas. While joy is certainly a significant…

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American Sentencing by Jen Karetnik

Review by Hannah Cohen – How does one write the human form for all its imperfections and faults? Jen Karetnik’s poetry collection American Sentencing renders fully the struggle and highs of the physical body and mind and of other…

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The Walled Wife by Nicelle Davis

Review by Jennifer Martelli  – a [live] As she is buried [alive] structure is born. a [   ] live. (37) The Walled Wife is a four-part structure with the beating heart of the speaker/wife, conscious and watching as walls are…

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The Eighth Phrase by L.B. Williams

Review by Mindy Kronenberg – One of the things that is delightfully deceptive about L.B. Williams’s chapbook, The Eighth Phrase, is how it plays with appearances: urban landscapes, family gatherings, the crouched hiding places of youth and the immense and…

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The Blue Hour by Jennifer Whitaker

Review by Grace Gardiner – The fairy tale has long served a dual purpose for the human imagination: one of warning, one of protection. The telling or reading of such stories alert us to the world’s continual balancing of…

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Know the Mother by Desiree Cooper

Review by Lara Lillibridge   – There is no better time for flash fiction than the summer. In between corralling children to sporting events, the beach, and various summer destinations, flash or micro fiction gives a respite, like a lick of…

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