An Accidental Mother
Unbridled Books, 9781609530587, 215pp.
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
How do you define “motherhood” or what and who mothers are?
How did the inclusion of Michael’s pictures add to the telling of this story?
Do you think stories like Kate’s could generate discussion about parental rights? About children’s rights?
If you are a mother, what funny stories like Kate’s are the ones you want to remember about your own children?
Whose story is this?
Is this a book about grief?
Kate says she wrote this memoir with the hope Michael will read it one day and know that she loves him and didn’t abandon him. Do you think she will see him again?
Is this a memoir about family more than motherhood?
Do you think Kate’s story is unusual, or increasingly common?
How was Kate’s motherhood accidental, and how was it not?