Motherland: A Novel

Motherland: A Novel

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Motherland: A Novel by Amy Sohn, Christine Marshall

In her acclaimed novels, Amy Sohn has beguiled us with her pinpoint observations of how we live and love, giving voice to our innermost thoughts and everyday anxieties. Now, in Motherland, her most diverting book to date, she introduces us to five mothers and fathers in Cape Cod, Park Slope, and Greenwich Village who find themselves adrift professionally and personally.

Rebecca Rose, whose husband has been acting aloof, is tempted by the attentions of a former celebrity flame; Marco Goldstein, saddled with two kids when his husband, Todd, is away on business, turns to anonymous sex for comfort; Danny Gottlieb, a screenwriter on the cusp of a big break, leaves his wife and children to pitch a film (and meet young women) in Los Angeles; fallen sanctimommy Karen Bryan Shapiro, devastated by her husband’s infidelity and abandonment, attempts a fresh start with a hot single dad; and former A-list actress Melora Leigh plots a star turn on Broadway to revive her Hollywood career. As their stories intersect in surprising ways and their deceptions spiral out of control, they begin to question their beliefs about family, happiness, and themselves.

Equal parts moving and richly entertaining, Motherland is a fresh take on modern marriage that confirms Amy Sohn as one of our most insightful commentators on relationships and parenting in America today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469258072
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amy Sohn’s novels include Prospect Park West and Motherland. Her articles have appeared in New York, Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, and The Nation. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this mommy/chick lit novel, couldn't putt it down! Very entertaining with lots of twists and turns along the way.
CCC3 More than 1 year ago
The author's perspective is very narrow minded and comes through in the superficial and stereotypical "diverse" characters in her chaotic and unrealistic storyline.
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mshoni More than 1 year ago
Not necessarily a sequel to her earlier book, Prospect Park West, but we do catch up on the lives of several characters that made an appearance in the novel about moms in the hipster Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. They grapple with the standard urban mom issues: finding a life after divorce, keeping a marriage fresh & exciting, dealing with the betrayal of infidelity (your partner's and your own), and revitalizing an acting career (that's pretty standard right?). Men have a greater role in Motherland than they did in Prospect Park West with the introduction of a gay couple adopting another child into their already shaky family unit and through the early mid-life crisis of a screenwriter on the verge of his big break. I liked this book much more than the last one as the characters rang slightly truer and the insider New York humor was more biting. The subplot of the serial neighborhood stroller thief was quite funny. However, when it comes to matters of race, Sohn likes to throw a storyline in that seems like an afterthought of stereotypes, just like the last book.
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