I’ve recently been reading my way through several Meg Wolitzer novels, in anticipation of the new Glenn Close movie, The Wife, based on Wolitzer’s book about the marriage between a prize-winning author and his self-effacing wife. Since I love meaty family dramas and character-driven stories, my friend suggested that I also branch out on the Wolitzer family tree and read a title by Hilma Wolitzer, an award-winning writer, who also happens to be Meg’s mom.
Here are a few other famous mother-daughter literary pairs worth checking out. Writing talent clearly runs in the family for these women.
In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In 1797, she gave birth to Mary Shelley who went on to pen the sci-fi masterpiece Frankenstein (at the ripe old age of 20, no less). On October 27-28, we’ll be celebrating Frankenstein’s 200th birthday with a Frankenfest of films, lectures, crafts, and more. Until then, I hope you enjoy this mother lode of reading suggestions.