In A Country of Mothers

In A Country of Mothers

Book - 1993
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Random House, Inc.
No relationship is more charged than that between a psychotherapist and her patient—unless it is the relationship between a mother and her daughter. This disturbing literary thriller explores what happens when the line between those relationships blurs.

Jody Goodman enters psychotherapy with questions of career and love on her mind. But Claire Roth, her therapist, keeps changing the focus of their sessions to Jody's parentage—Jody was adopted; Claire gave up a baby for adoption who would now be exactly Jody's age. As the two women become increasingly involved, speculation turns into certainty, fantasy into fixation. Until suddenly it is no longer clear just which of them needs the other more—or with more terrifying consequences.

Baker & Taylor
Jody Goodman, an aspiring filmmaker, and Claire Roth, a middle-aged counselor of troubled souls, develop a friendship that allows each to escape her prescribed role

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1993.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679742432
Branch Call Number: HOM
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 10, 2011

Carefully realized characters and some hilarious trains of thought still cannot stop this book from being the lengthy disappointment it is.

I don't know who decided to call it a "thriller", but that person should be spanked.


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