Welcome to Rainy Day Books! This week we're all talking about the brilliant debut novel The Mothers by Brit Bennett. A surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most. You'll find this book and many other recommendations right inside our door!
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 11th, 2016
The 'mothers' of this book's title refers to the gaggle of elderly churchgoing women who comment on the congregation around them, especially the trio of Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey. But The Mothers is about more than that -- it refers to the concept of motherhood, whether real, lost, aborted, adoptive, or conflicted. The three young people at the heart of this story are all flawed, but their portrayals are realistic and they are easy for readers to support. This is a book about salvation -- not the spiritual salvation that the gossiping, but well-intentioned mothers seek, but the kind that comes with self-acceptance and growth. The Mothers is an honest, modern, and triumphant book.