Shannan's Backlist Picks
That Kind of Mother

That Kind of Mother

This is a heavy-hitter in the motherhood category and discusses what and who truly is a mother. Points to Alam for getting so many of these motherhood details right, even if, as Anne says, you would have preferred an 8-line edit. I must say, I read this in the middle of a very difficult phase of motherhood for me, and it was the first book about motherhood that I had read that was honest to me. I really felt seen. Perhaps those 8-lines helped with that? More info →
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What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot

This was a HUGE hit with our book club. And a true page-turner. But honestly, Liane Moriarty was the hit, because we then read Big Little Lies with equal enthusiasm. More info →
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The Almost Sisters

The Almost Sisters

By now, everyone who has been around MMD for a while knows that I LOVED The Almost Sisters. But it also makes for a great conversation. Joshilyn (I love it so much, we are on a first-name basis), touches so many sensitive subjects (single motherhood, racial disparity, and the emotions that come with all these things) with grace and humor. I laughed and cried. Major points to her for addressing the incongruence and discussing the "two Souths". She was able to put into words my feelings about my Southern home. I have read a few more of her backlist and all of the ones that I have read would lead to interesting conversations. More info →
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