Mothers and Other Liars

Mothers and Other Liars

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How far will a mother go to save her child?

Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a drifting nineteen-year-old who made a split-second decision at an Oklahoma rest stop. Fast forward nine years: Ruby and her daughter Lark live in New Mexico. Lark is a precocious, animal loving imp, and Ruby has built a family for them with a wonderful community of friends and her boyfriend of three years. Life is good. Until the day Ruby reads a magazine article about parents searching for an infant kidnapped by car-jackers. Then Ruby faces a choice no mother should have to make. A choice that will change both her and Lark's lives forever.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312586584
Characteristics: viii, 288, [12] p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Mothers & other liars


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This is better then Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult is gripping, sure, but she's also a bit cold and clinical. This book is warm and full of life, humanity and compassion, along with beautiful writing and deep content. I don't usually like "lyrical" writing as I find it too flowery, but in this book, it really worked. Excellent read.

dollfacecrafter Mar 20, 2013

really good read, actually very creative and makes you think alot about what you would do in a similar situation. very sad and very happy moments throughout.

bec314wis Jun 10, 2011

Read this for my new book club. It's a very thought provoking book. Make sure you have tissues.

hendersond May 11, 2011

Use for adult book review - great book - kept me wondering if I would make similar choices


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