Book ‘Mother In the Dark’ by Kayla Maiuri

PDF Excerpt 'Mother In the Dark' by Kayla Maiuri

“Tender and unsparing, this is a novel to hold onto.” — Crystal Hana Kim, author of If You Leave Me. A novel about family secrets and a volatile relationship between a mother and her daughters. When Anna’s sister calls with an urgent message, Anna doesn’t return the call. She knows it’s about their mother. Growing up in working class Boston in an Italian American family, Anna’s childhood was sparse but comfortable — filled with homemade pasta sauce and a close-knit neighborhood. Anna and her sisters are devoted to their mother, orbiting her like the sun, trying to keep up with her loving but mercurial nature as she bounces between tenderness and bitterness. When their father gets a new job outside the city, the family is tossed unceremoniously into a middle-class suburban existence…

Publisher: Riverhead Books (August 9, 2022); Pages: 304 pages; ISBN-10: 0593083288; ISBN-13: 978-0593083284; ASIN:‎ B09LH9QF1D

Click on the image to read the book

Author’s biography: Kayla Maiuri holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. Born in the Greater Boston area, she now lives in Brooklyn. Mother in the Dark is her first novel.