It would be hard to imagine parents more perfect than Claire and Theo. In the mid-1960's, in a rambling apartment overlooking Central Park West, they raise their son Willy with enthusiasm, encouragement, and 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 debut, Jax Peters Lowell explores the powerful bonds of love and family, and creates characters who will remain in your heart long after the final page is turned.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mothers based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.