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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Friends for sometime, with a common thread of young children amongst them, they meet up for play dates, at the school gates, for a coffee on a casual basis but the relationship builds slowly and you think you know them. Mothers and their relationships with their children are a secret group here. No one can fathom how the other will react in a certain scenario, though you think you know each one. The calm, collected stay at home mother, meticulous about schedules, hygiene, method. The career mother who is trying to balance double and triple lives and hoping it will all work out well. The careless, couldnt care less mother who actually abuses her children but for the solidarity of her children who do not rat on her, carries her secret with her after causing untold anguish to her offspring. This was a telling, an emotional read for all women. For whatever reason who cannot express their feelings, their inadequacies and when an incident as what happened here does occur, goes on a trip of one lie covering another and another till it becomes a web of deceit leading to untold misery for all. A very good read, characterization of different women portraying modern day mothers very well done. Holds your interest throughout. Sent by Atria for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've read a few novels with similar themes - usually entertaining. Thanks for sharing about Little Disasters.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've been eyeing this one; glad you liked it.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like it would be an emotional and thought provoking read.