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Some Other "Other" Mothers

Posted February 18, 2009 to photo album "Some Other "Other" Mothers"

Slide 1: Other Mother (Coraline)
Slide 2: Beverly R. Sutphin (Serial Mom)
Slide 3: Eleanor Iselin (The Manchurian Candidate)
Slide 4: Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
Slide 5: Edith Bouvier Beale (Grey Gardens)
Slide 6: Deirdre Burroughs (Running with Scissors)
Slide 7: Claire Roth (In a Country of Mothers)
Slide 8: Eva (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Slide 9: Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest)
Slide 10: Mrs. Violet Venable (Suddenly, Last Summer)
Slide 11: Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate)
Slide 12: Margaret White (Carrie)
Slide 13: Livia Soprano (The Sopranos)
Slide 14: Wanda Holloway (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom)
Slide 15: Barbara Baekeland (Savage Grace)
Slide 16: Medea (Medea)
Slide 17: Alexis Carrington (Dynasty)
Slide 7: Claire Roth (In a Country of Mothers)

Slide 7: Claire Roth (In a Country of Mothers)

Novelist A.M. Homes has built a career out of teasing the sinister and sordid from everyday life. In her maternal thriller, In A Country of Mothers, Claire Roth is a happily married mother and therapist whose life seems perfectly content, until she meets the woman she begins to suspect is the daughter she gave up for adoption years ago. For Roth, the arrival of the "other" daughter brings out her "other" mother, as she goes so far as kidnap this woman and hold her hostage to prove her motherly love.