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The Other

"[The Other Mother] paints an electrifyingly complex and explosively gripping portrait of contemporary, have-it-all motherhood."

- Booklist

"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

"Editor's Choice"

- 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

The Other Mother by Gwendolen Gross

Featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Toronto Star, Redbook, OK! Magazine, and National Public Radio.

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“You'll be unable to put down this immensely readable, even rereadable book.” (4.5 stars)
- Robyn Glazer, Romantic Times

"Breathtakingly original...I loved, loved, loved this novel."
- Caroline Leavitt

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