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
I Carry My Mother by Lesléa Newman

Reviewed by Tessara Dudley  – I Carry My Mother is dedicated: For my mother, Florence Newman January 25, 1928 — August 22, 2012 may her memory be a blessing In this collection of poems, Lesléa Newman explores a journey to…

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Motherlung by Lisa Marie Brodsky

Review by Issa M. Lewis – The idea of what a mother should be is often romanticized in popular thought. Images of the perfect mother—ultra-organized, fierce protectors of their children (but never taking it so far as to appear unfeminine)—have…

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Gadget Girl by Suzanne Kamata

Review by Tara L. Masih – Even before this young adult book was published as a novel, it won a merit award as a novella from the annual SCBWI’s Magazine Award competition. After publication, it garnered a long list of…

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New Girl by Andrea Potos

Review by Mindy Kronenberg – The subject of motherhood can be tricky territory for women, in the literary as well as visual arts, where practitioners want their subject matter to transcend the personal realm and “precious” expectations that are sometimes…

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Fire and Ice by Nancy Gerber

Review by Julie Maloney – What moves me about Nancy Gerber’s latest work, Fire and Ice, is how she captures the bearings of the heart. Gerber combines poetry with prose in a seamless marriage of love and hurt. Read it…

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Becoming Judas by Nicelle Davis

Review by Marcene Gandolfo  – In Sunday school, when we chose roles for the Easter play, no one wanted to play Judas. Understandably so. Judas Iscariot was the traitor, the villain. Who would want to be Judas? Then we realized,…

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The Chalk Circle, Tara Masih, Ed.

Review by Christina Mock – Tara Masih’s The Chalk Circle is a superb collection of essays that moves the reader outside of their comfort zone. These award winning writers cover a wide range of topics which raise questions about war,…

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The Translator by Nina Schuyler

Review by Ivy Rutledge – Nina Schuyler’s novel, The Translator, will pull you along Hanne Schubert’s journey through the shifting landscapes of her life, both literal and figurative. From her apartment in San Francisco across the ocean to Japan and…

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