This is a call for book recommendations!
Last week, reader Dina commented asking for book recs that have “interesting and complex characters who happen to be mothers,” like Catelyn Stark. Characters who are mothers, but who retain their own personalities as well.
And I have to admit, I’m pretty stumped. I certainly can’t think of any books where the mother is the main character, although I have a few where mothers are interesting secondary characters.
So please help! If you know any books that fit the description, please comment and let us know.
For my (not entirely fitting) recommendations, I have:
Tides by Betsy Cornwell (not a mother character, but the grandmother character is a fascinating figure with a rich story)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (the mother characters aren’t the main focus by any stretch, but they’ve very interesting and have a lot of depth)
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (about a woman who can’t have children, and her semi-adoption of a fairy tale like child who lives in the wilds of Alaska)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (the mother character is fabulous, although it’s not exactly clear who she is until the end).