by Jax Peters Lowell

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It would be hard to imagine parents more perfect than Claire and Theo. In the mid-l960s, in a rambling apartment overlooking Central Park West, they raise their son Willy with enthusiasm, encouragement, and with what might today be called unconditional love. It might also be called unconventional love, for both Claire and Theo are women. They are Willy’s mothers and until a mistrustful outside world intrudes to try to tear them apart, they are the best family a boy could want. In an enchanting, moving novel, Jax Peters Lowell explores the powerful bonds of love and family and gives us a cautionary tale for our own times.

“Poignant, delicate, and assured, this is a book to go to Brooklyn for.” — Publishers Weekly

“The fantasy and mythic weight of a fairy tale.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Compelling, good social medicine.” — San Francisco Chronicle

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BN ID: 2940148187257
Publisher: Ink River Editions
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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Mothers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
aj07 More than 1 year ago
I originally read 'Mothers' about 8 years ago and was very absorbed by the story and the characters in it. I found it beautifully , sensitively and intellectually written. Ms. Lowell is extremely observant and capable to make the reader empathize closely with the personalities in the book . This is a quality that true artists must have to be able to master their craft. It was evident in this book when I first read it. This year I decided to re visit this book and read it again. I found myself equally absorbed by it all over again as I when  I read it the first time. More significant this time is how timely the family in this book is. This is a very thought provoking book which  I have shared with friends in the past and will continue to recommend highly.