The Real Mother: A Novel

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With her mother in a nursing home, Sara Elliot has had to leave school and return to her family home in Chicago to bring up her younger sisters and brother. For years she puts aside her own dreams while trying to do her best as full-time mother. Then two men enter her life. Reuben, whom she might love . . . and Mack, the long vanished brother who suddenly lays claim to her family. But there are mysteries about Mack; his past, his present, the strange influence he has over the impressionable children, his own family ties, and what it is that he really wants from Sara. To find her way, and to shape her own future and the future of those around her, Sara must discover the full meaning of family, the depths of love in all its varieties, and what it means to be a real mother.

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Judith Michael is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife writing team Judith Barnard and Michael Fain. They live in Chicago, Illinois, and Aspen, Colorado.

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At 24, Sara Elliott has a big job on her hands as she tries to raise her siblings, 10-year-old Doug and teenagers Carrie and Abby, after their mother has an incapacitating stroke. She mothers everybody, including her clients, and falls in love with Ruben Lister, an unhappily married man who hires Sara to help him find a house. Suddenly her estranged brother, Mack, just 20 years old, returns home and turns their lives upside down, buying presents he can't afford and twisting his siblings' emotions into knots. Melissa Leo performs admirably in delivering Sara's slowly burgeoning adulthood and her siblings' inexperience. But vulgar language and whiny characters stretch Leo's skills. And, unfortunately, the story line doesn't seem to jell; the action is slow. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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