Title: All My Mothers
Author: Joanna Glen
Pages: 473 Pages
Publisher: Harper Collins
MEET EVA MARTÍNEZ-GREEN, AN ONLY CHILD FULL OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HER BEGINNINGS.
Between her emotionally absent mother and her physically absent father, there is nobody to answer them. Eva is convinced that all is not as it seems. Why are there no baby pictures of her? Why do her parents avoid all questions about her early years?
When her parents’ relationship crumbles, Eva begins a journey to find these answers for herself. Her desire to discover where she belongs leads Eva on a journey spanning decades and continents – and, along the way, she meets women who challenge her idea of what a mother should be, and who will change her life forever…
My favourite tropes in books are, in no particular order: 1) coming of age stories; 2) road trip/travel stories; and 3) family mystery stories. I was rather fortunate then to read All My Mothers by Joanna Glen which uses each of these tropes.
All My Mothers is the absolutely gorgeous story of Eva Martinez-Green. Eva does not feel right. Things feel off in her life and she cannot quite figure out why. When she compares her family to others she sees that there is a disconnect. This makes her desire for a “normal” family all the more intense.
Throughout All My Mothers we see Eva searching for her identity and in doing so she uncovers information about herself and her family that leads her down a path of self discovery. The book follows her from a small child to adulthood and we see her development physically and emotionally.
I adored this book. Joanna Glen is so good at painting a picture that you want to live in yourself and she had me hooked from the very first page.
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