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Threadbare Heart Mother’s Day Contest

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The Threadbare Heart, by Jennie Nash, is a story about a mother and a daughter torn apart by grief, jealousy and misunderstanding -- and the family heirloom that finally brings them together. To celebrate its publication, and in honor of Mother's Day, Literary Mama and Jennie are running a "Favorite Fictional Mother & Daughter" contest.

We want to know: which fictional mother-daughter pair made you laugh? Made you cry? Made you cringe? Which pair revealed something true about your own mother-daughter relationships? (And yes, mothers and daughters in film are eligible. Fiction is fiction, right?)

To enter, email our reviews editor, Vicki Forman (vickiforman (at) gmail (dot) com, 250 words explaining your favorite fictional mother-daughter pair. On Mother's Day, we'll post the entry we like best. The winner will receive a signed copy of The Threadbare Heart and will be entered in a Grand Prize Giveaway.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a "Book Club in a Box:" ten signed copies of The Threadbare Heart, a call-in from the author, and a delicious rum cake to share with your book-reading friends. (Why rum cake? You'll have to read the book to understand!)

Vicki Forman is the author of This Lovely Life: A Memoir of Premature Motherhood and
teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart and has appeared in Philosophical Mother, The Santa Monica Review, Writer to Writer and Faultline. She lives in Southern California with her husband and child.

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