“There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family” by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

there once lived a mother who loved her children

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In is a new collection of novellas from Russian author Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.  Petrushevskaya’s prose is stark and honest, revealing characters’ thoughts and motivations, especially those not fit for polite society.  She writes about messy relationships and broken homes, breaking the illusion ofRead more

“There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories” by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

I’m in a particularly grumpy/bitter mood tonight, so this is a perfect time to review this book. I’m too cynical to take most stories of happily ever after seriously, and love triangles make me want to puke.  This book is different. Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s most excellent collection of love stories, entitled “There Once Lived a GirlRead more