This riveting multi-generational family saga opens in Melbourne, Australia, and follows three generations of women through the hardships, stigma, and rejection of single motherhood from WWI through the early 1970s. Gripping from beginning to end, The Mothers was almost impossible to put down. Author Rod Jones’ style is reminiscent of a Jane Smiley novel, as he perceptively and seamlessly intertwines the complexities of social conventions and economics in the early to mid-1900s with equally interesting and multidimensional characters.
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Text Publishing, April 2016
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an advance review copy of The Mothers, Kindle Edition, from NetGalley, free of cost in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for my opinion. My opinions are mine and mine alone.