"[The Other Mother] paints an electrifyingly complex and explosively gripping portrait of contemporary, have-it-all motherhood."
"The Other Mother belongs in a new fiction genre: mommy-war lit. Mothers of infants through the kindergarten set will find it compelling be they stay-at-home mothers or working. Author Gwendolen Gross' best insights are into how the two women's own childhoods and moms have shaped their choices. And how motherhood seems to trigger a biological urge to judge other females."
- USA Today (Mommy Lit Book Roundup)
"[The Other Mother] is a thoughtful, multi-faceted look at what divides and unites mothers."
-National Public Radio
"[In The Other Mother] not everything is resolved, but some things are better understood, which is asking for, and getting, a lot."
- New York Daily News
"Gross has crafted a novel that succeeds on an emotional level as well as an intellectual one."
- Toronto Star
"Alternating chapters from a working mother and a stay-at-home mom provide interesting perspectives from both sides of the mommy wars."
- OK! magazine
- RedBook magazine
"The battle of The Other Mother is a dark look into everything that tears us apart and brings us closest together."
- Dame magazine
"The depth of Gross' portraits, and the nobility she imbues both moms with, renders a thoughtful account of how, for modern mothers, there is no easy choice."
- Boston Now
"Gross' ability to create fiction of such high caliber makes this a must-read for mothers with literary interest...the lovely complexity of the author's writing and her ability to create sensual intimacy make all 300 pages of this text a delight."
- The Roanoke Times
"Gross's third novel documents the front lines of the Mommy Wars, but its real strength lies is exposing the complex inner battlefields motherhood can open up."
- Publisher's Weekly