Why this book?
This highly acclaimed novel follows Frida, a divorced mother, who out of sheer exhaustion and boredom, leaves her young daughter at home alone for way too long. As punishment, she is required to attend a special school where she’s supposed to learn how to be a good mother. “I am a bad mother but I’m learning to be good” is the institution’s motto. But is Frida really a bad mother? Most importantly, will she be successful and get her daughter back?
The School for Good Mothers is not just a great read but describes perfectly how parents, but especially mothers in our modern society just can’t win, and how refusing parents the support they need to care for their children harms everyone.
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What is this book about?
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'A taut and propulsive take on the cult of motherhood and the notion of what makes a good mother. Destined to be feminist classic - it kept me up at night' PANDORA SYKES
'A haunting tale of identity and motherhood - as devastating as it is imaginative' AFUA HIRSCH
'Incredibly clever, funny and pertinent to the world we're living in at the moment' DAISY JOHNSON
'We have your daughter'
Frida Liu is a struggling mother. She remembers taking Harriet from her cot and changing her nappy. She remembers…