Lilli de Jong

In her notes on her debut novel, Lilli de Jong, Janet Benton writes, “The difficult work of mothers has long been drastically under-recognized. I wanted to tell a story in which women’s strength was crucial to the world’s surviving and thriving—as it truly is and always has been.”

How could I not write about review about a book that is meant to celebrate all our hard work? How can we not cheer along with Benton in her efforts to lift up the mother as the strongest archetype there is? Click the picture below to read my latest review in Literary Mama.

*Thinking out loud.


What book have you read with the strongest mother/female figure?