October 30, 2020
Meet the Author: Jessica O’Dwyer
Friday, October 30, 2020
The Larkspur Library is excited to host local author Jessica O’Dwyer who will be sharing with us her new book Mother Mother: A Novel.
Two mothers. Two countries. One adoption story.
Contemporary art museum curator Julie Cowan achieves her dream of motherhood through adoption, but her life is far from perfect. Her pathologist husband, Mark, is distracted at work, while her hotshot new museum director boss doubts Julie's curatorial chops. And Julie's young son, Juan, may never recover from trauma inflicted by early life spent in a Guatemalan orphanage.
At the same time, Juan's birth mother, an indigenous Ixil Maya, navigates her own tumultuous path, beginning with surviving a horrific massacre.
In this gripping tale told from alternating perspectives, both mothers must draw on fierce inner strength to reckon with their life circumstances, and life choices.
Made possible by the Friends of the Larkspur Library.