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05/11/2013 09:42 am ET

The 10 Worst Mothers In Books

Vintage

Jennifer Gilmore's The Mothers is a 10-year chronicle of Jesse, a wife and daughter who desperately wants a baby of her own. Through her sharp portrayal of Jesse, by turns angry, panicked, and funny, Gilmore has crafted a fine familial tale. Going against the grain this Mother's Day, we asked Gilmore to pick 10 of the worst (read: best) mothers in literature.

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