Summary: With poignancy and humor, Deborah Batterman reminds us in these brief, linked essays that every mother is a daughter, too. The insights she brings to simple acts – looking at old photographs, recalling the smells and tastes of her mother’s cooking, making her daughter’s bed or shopping with her – are as beautifully rendered as they are profound. ~ blurb
Review: "Because My Name is Mother" is a wonderful collection of essays by blogger and short story writer Deborah Batterman. I think the best word to describe these essays is the word used twice throughout the essays. That word is poignant. Each essay is thought-provoking and emotional. The common link is motherhood and I thoroughly enjoyed them. I am not a mother and can’t even because to understand what being a mother means. I do have a close relationship with my mom and am able to relate to each story on that level. I found it interesting to read these novels from a daughter’s point of view.
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Final Take: 5/5