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Initial post: Mar 14, 2012 3:54:29 PM PDT
Seeking suggestion with modern mother characters in their 40s

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 7:34:39 PM PDT
Hello! May I suggest these The Prince at the Corner Bakery and Preacher Man. My novel is The Prince, and I have read Preacher Man and really enjoyed it.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 1:51:29 PM PDT
Kate Baggott says:
Have you heard of the Slummy Mummy? It's a book from the UK and it is hilarious.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 9:15:37 AM PDT
Hannah Brown says:
If I Could Tell You: A Novel

Please consider my novel, "If I Could Tell You," about four New York mothers raising autistic kids. There's a part-time English professor, an ex-model who owns a bar, a high-powered magazine editor, and a physical therapist. They all struggle to balance family and work.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 4:21:06 PM PDT
Chickipoo says:
Going to have to try 'Slummy Mummy'. Just love the title!

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 4:22:52 PM PDT
Chickipoo says:
The Mommy Mafia

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 6:21:54 PM PDT
NewYorker says:
Julia's Child: A Novel This book is about a mom's tough choice between SAHM and pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams. It's a comedy.

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 9:49:38 AM PDT
liat2768 says:
how about 'I don't know how she does it'. I think there was a fairly bland movie made out of it too but the book was pretty good.

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 4:04:51 PM PDT
beach mom says:
'the 10-year nap' by meg wolitzer would be perfect!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2012 7:51:47 PM PDT
R. O'Brien says:
First Saturday by Rosemary O'Brien. It is about four women friends, 35 years old.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:08:19 AM PDT
Margaret says:
You could try the Unexpected Life of Carnegie lane about a mother in her 40's its a ripper if you relate to head lice!

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 10:27:53 AM PDT
Try The House on Prospect by Bernadette Walsh. Main character is a lawyer and mother if three in her forties The House on Prospect

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 2:18:31 PM PDT
Sharen Ford says:
Please consider this tale of two women-one of them a mother who learns to accept that loss is inevitable and that living with joy is a choice: In September

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 7:32:48 AM PDT
Lisa Bork says:
You might be interested in my newest release Discovering Nowhere. The story revolves around three women in their forties, including stay-at-home moms, who all have very different approaches to motherhood. It's women's fiction with a bit of mystery and suspense.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 8:24:11 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 28, 2012 5:12:58 PM PDT
DEVO says:
Check out "An Angry-Ass Black Woman" by Karen E. Q. Miller. Truly a strong female protagonist. You won't be disappointed.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 12:26:20 PM PDT
Brother75 says:
Hi R. Amir,

try "Ruled by Fear" from Kerstin McNichol and see a homestay-mom grow and get strenght. - It is only available as Kindle

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 7:54:25 PM PDT
Hi!
I've noticed you got plenty of good suggestions, but you still might want to have a look at this one:40 Something
A novel about friendship and other relationships...
It is set in contemporary Melbourne, Australia... a 5 week window on the life and dreams of twelve friends, some married, some single, some divorced.
Hope you'll enjoy it.
Ciao
Pasquale

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 1:55:36 PM PDT
maybe try my book, Pickin' Tomatoes by JW Bull. The main character is in her 40's and the book is a comedy. Hope you try it and enjoy it.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 1:19:35 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 3, 2012 4:19:07 AM PDT
Sarah says:
I loved nick spalding's 'love from both sides' and 'interfering with nature', by Kate Grayson. Interfering With Nature both comical looks at finding love but having to deal with all the crap that comes before eventually finding it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 2:52:20 AM PST
SL Dublin says:
Alberta Clipper Alberta Clipper's two main characters work in a bank, but one of the principal secondary characters is a stay-at-home mother, who used to work in the same bank before she left to care for her kids. Her role in the story is a good one. Another book where a secondary (but really interesting) character is a stay-at-homer is This Is How it Ends by Kathleen McMahon. Both these books would be injoyed by people who like to read Marian Keyes or Jojo Moyes, I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:59:03 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 14, 2013 7:24:48 PM PDT
DW says:
How about my book, CHICK FLICK that just got a rave review on Mom Central? The head of casting of HBO called it, "the funniest book about heartbreak I ever read." It is set in Hollywood and is about a woman director whose husband left her with three kids and a five month old. I am a film director in Hollywood and . . . I know all moms can relate. It is heartbreaking and funny and gutsy. Read a chapter and see the reviews on Amazon. If you read it let me know what you think. My contact info is there.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 2:52:05 PM PDT
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