Lists and Suggestions

List: Parenting in Fiction

Phillips, Helen, 1981- author.

When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries t... More

Audrain, Ashley, 1982- author.

A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family, about a woman ... More

ffitch, Madeline, 1981- author.

This hilarious, truth-telling debut upends notions of family, protest, and Appalachia, and forces u... More

Stuart, Douglas, 1976- author.

Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely ... More

Sekaran, Shanthi, 1977- author.

Solimar Castro-Valdez crosses the US/Mexican border and arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Be... More

Stage, Zoje, author.

Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak ha... More

Adrian, Emily, author.

Amanda is a new mother, and she is breaking. After a fight with her partner, she puts the baby in t... More

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original -- poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a s... More

Kiesling, Lydia, 1984- author.

In Lydia Kiesling's debut novel, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdow... More

Waxman, Abbi, author.

Young widow Lilian Girvan can't see the garden for the weeds ... It's been three years si... More

Watkins, Claire Vaye, author.

From "the most captivating voice to come out of the West since Annie Proulx" (Vogue), the... More

Johnson, Nancy (Novelist), author.

It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle,... More

Wilson, Kevin, 1978- author.

Lillian and Madison were unlikely, yet inseparable friends at their boarding school. Then Lillian h... More

Keane, Mary Beth, author.

A family saga about two Irish American families in a New York suburb, the love between two of their... More

Kim, Angie, 1969- author.

A literary courtroom thriller about a mother accused of murdering her eight-year-old autistic son.... More

Chan, Jessamine, author.

Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run refo... More

Reid, Kiley, author.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driv... More

Abbott, Megan., 1971- author.

How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie ... More

Semple, Maria.

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, t... More