Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful and sexual for the first time. Swept away by happiness and passion, Anna feels she has everything she's ever wanted.
Then come the shocking charges that would threaten her new love, her new "family" ... that force her to prove she is a good mother.
What makes the book truly remarkable is its authenticity...one of the great pleasures of The Good Mother comes...from the author's skilfull rendition of...the common questions of motherhood. I think virtually no one has done it better.
-- The New York Times Book Review