The Other Mother - Uncorrected Proof Author:Gwendolen Gross Amanda is a successful book editor at a prominent publishing house in New York City. Thea is a stay-at-home mother of three who has never really left the community in which she grew up. Amanda, eight months pregnant with her first child, and her husband move in next door to Thea and her family, and the two women are both drawn to and repelled ... more »by each other and their opposing choices in the constant struggle to balance career with family life.
When a disaster forces Amanda and her family to take refuge in Thea's home, the underlying tensions simmering between them are pushed to the surface--even more so when Thea fills in as Amanda's temporary nanny. But once dead animals start appearing on Thea's front porch--surely a macabre gift from Amanda--the battle with "The Other Mother" begins in earnest.
A compelling story about family, work, and the constant push and pull of contemporary womanhood, this stunning, dark, suspenseful novel is as brave as it is shocking.« less