In Mother, Mother--her first fiction novel after her bestselling non-fiction debut Smashed, Koren Zailckas demonstrates exactly the kind of damage a mother can inflict. It is a subtle abuse that escalates or as one character puts it, the Josephine--the manipulative matriarch at the heart of the novel--goes, "all Joan Crawford on the kids." Zailckas' engrossing book pulls the reader in with its fury and fear. I couldn't put it down and I sincerely hope the author wasn't writing from experience! --Lauren's Staff Picks
One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Wolf brings an astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how the vagina and women are understood.