Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Hey Yeah Right Get a Life

I've just read a book of short stories by UK writer Helen Simpson called Hey Yeah Right Get a Life. All the stories are about being a mother. There are stressed out stay at home mums. There are stressed out career mums. There are mums struggling with the loss of time for themselves and their changed identities, and changed adult relationships.

It is such a relief to find truths about mothering in fiction.

I can recommend this book. I'm adding it to my list of recommended books about mothering in fiction.

Mothers in Fiction:

Nursery Crimes: A Mommy Track Mystery - Ayelet Waldman

I Don't Know How She Does It - Alison Pearson

We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Schriver

Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

The Hours - Michael Cunningham

Dying for Cake - Louise Limerick*

The Love Child - Fran Cusworth*

Safety - Tegan Bennet Daylight*

Arlington Park - Rachel Cusk

Little Children - Tom Perrotta

Hey Yeah Right Get a Life - Helen Simpson

Herland (1915) - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What Daintha Did (1910) - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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