It Really is All About Our Mothers
In this episode, in honour of Mother’s Day, Linda considers four different books that feature discussions about mothers, in whatever form they assume. She tackles four different genres -- non-fiction, the short story, poetry, and a novel/thriller -- to consider how loving and caring actions are given and received - or withheld. The four works include:
- Hannah McGregor, A Sentimental Education (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 4.45)
- Margaret Atwood, Old Babes in the Wood (McClelland & Stewart, 11.04)
- Jenny Boychuk Antonyms for Daughter (Signal, 13.53)
- Charlene Carr’s Hold My Girl (Harper Collins, 16.23)
In the Takeaway, she recommends Kim Thúy's Secrets from my Vietnamese Kitchen: Simple Recipes from my Many Mothers (Penguin Random House, 19.05) – or really, anything by her!
Linda also references the Almodóvar film, All About My Mother (2.05) and Italian novelist, Alessandro Baricco, and one of his books, Silk (19.47)
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