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Book about a mother with a secret life, daughter realizes through photograph

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SaveOurBogBrushes Fri 04-Sep-15 22:35:11


Please help, this is bothering me so much. I'm trying to find a novel I read within the last 2 years which I believe to be fairly contemporary.

It's about a young girl/young woman and I think she's fairly self-absorbed, she often takes photos and one day takes a photo of her mother sat out on the porch, when her mother isn't 'switched on' as her mother and realizes that her mother had a life before being a parent.

I'd really like to find it, thanks.

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LoveMILbut Sat 05-Sep-15 08:22:56

Sorry, can't help. Good luck though

SaveOurBogBrushes Sat 05-Sep-15 11:18:52

Thanks, if anyone sees this and thinks this is in the wrong place please let me know and I'll move it.

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IndridCold Sat 05-Sep-15 13:25:30

It sounds like The Photograph by Penelope Lively, although I think it was the husband.

YonicScrewdriver Sat 05-Sep-15 23:18:34

Yes I think that too..

SaveOurBogBrushes Sun 06-Sep-15 12:36:18

Hi, sadly definitely not but thanks for the helpsmile

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Ananke99 Sun 06-Sep-15 12:45:09

Sounds like part of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The girl gets a camera for her birthday and I'm sure there's a photo she takes of her mother early one morning like that.

SaveOurBogBrushes Sun 06-Sep-15 21:18:48

Yes, it was! Thank you! I'd completely forgotten about reading that as I didn't enjoy it much but really liked that exerpt.

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