• A photograph of six pastries on a white serving platter from above
       By Tove Ditlevsen
    September 1, 2021 | Tove Ditlevsen
    Photo by Megan (Markham) Bucknall / Unsplash It is easy to be a mother. Childbirth was nothing. Marriage and divorce only crack the plaster a little like when the S-train goes by. It is...
  • A photograph of a woman holding a baby. Her face is in shadow
       By Tove Ditlevsen
    June 22, 2021 | Tove Ditlevsen
    Photo by Hollie Santos / Unsplash When a woman’s husband leaves her, she feels betrayed by her daughter, who had not been able to fulfill her duty, her purpose for coming into existence....
  • May 12, 2013 | Lauren Cheney
    In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of recent literature that explores mothers of all sorts:  good, bad, deceased, new, and even a little on the crazy side. One thing’s for sure: these mom...

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