mothers -- fiction

The Mammy

By Brendan O'Carroll

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"Chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s."
Later made into the film, Agnes Brown--starring Angelica Huston.

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The Runaway Bunny

By Margaret Wise Brown

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A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him; even if he changes into a fish, she will become a fisherman fishing with a carrot.

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Second Hand Smoke

By Patty Friedmann

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Zib and Wilson Bailey think the thick cloud of cigarette smoke enveloping their mother is what probably killed their father. Certainly the toxicity of Jerusha Bailey's cynical attitudes has driven her children far from New Orleans. Jerusha soon befriends Dustin Puglia, a ten-year-old living next door with a poisonous mother of his own. The two become attached in this hilarious story of responsibility and blame.

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