Books with Eccentric Mothers

Because sometimes you don't get the mother you hoped for.

Eccentric Mothers

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The maternal figure is of the utmost importance in a person’s childhood, but sometimes you don’t get the mother you hoped for. These books all have one thing in common: eccentric mothers and the children they’re trying, or not trying as it sometimes seems, to raise.


Bookshelf curated by Katharine Scrivener.

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About Katharine Scrivener

Katharine Scrivener

KATHARINE SCRIVENER collects books like some people collect shoes and has an abnormal obsession with Friday Night Lights (#teamriggins). When she’s not reading, Katharine is helping to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease she was diagnosed with at 16 years old. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and piles of books. Find Katharine on Twitter at @katharinescriv and Instagram (#bookstagram) at @kathareads.

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