Tag: Motherhood

Abegail Morley – The Unmapped Woman | Review

Title: The Unmapped Woman

Author: Abegail Morley

Type: Poetry

Page Count: 72

Rating: 3.75/5

Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this for review.

I met Abegail on a press trip to learn about Latvian literature, which seems appropriate as it’s ripe with poets. Morley writes about motherhood and stuff, and it’s good! Not my usual stuff but it was beautifully written and food for thought.

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Helen Simpson – Motherhood | Review

Title: Motherhood

Author: Helen Simpson

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 124

Rating: 4/5

 

 

A weird thing happened here where when I started reading this, I thought it was non-fiction and I didn’t think much of it. Then I realised it was short stories and started to really enjoy it. I’m not sure what that tells you about me.

What I liked here was that it showed children as they really are – as intelligent, autonomous beings of their own. The tales of Motherhood that Simpson shares feel more honest because of that, and also because it shows a darker side to motherhood including its impact on your friendships and your sex life. All in all, it’s an insightful read.

 

 

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