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  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; Reprint edition (1 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679742433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679742432
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,045,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lucinda Stern on 7 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved Music for Torching and was fascinated to find out that Homes had written a whole novel about Claire Roth, a psychotherapist, who has a walk on bit in it. As a therapist In a Country of Mothers is interesting as it looks at boundaries, fantasy and reality within, and in this case, outside of the therapy room. It is a story in which the therapist's counter transference toward her client starts to become reality and therefore be acted out. The therapist, who starts out as the reliable character becomes less reliable, and at times quite deranged. Like Homes' other novels the madness of the suburban characters is beneath the surface and behind closed doors, seen by the reader, but not always by the other characters. We know of Claire's increasing obsession with her patient/long lost daughter Jody, as does Jody, but Claire's family, and certainly her other patients remain unaware. Parts of the book were over-dramatic for me. As a therapist I found myself rather horrified at Claire, but also fascinated by her situation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fiona Nagle on 23 May 2007
Format: Paperback
I felt a bit disappointed after reading 'This book will save our life'. 'In a country of mothers' is a worthwhile read, but overall it is not as gripping as previous books I have read by this author. An average read.

I would however definitely recommend 'This book will save your life' by the same author as a throroughly enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue Kichenside TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 July 2013
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24-year old Jody jeopardises a promising career because of her obsession with the fact that she is adopted. Her new therapist, Claire, has never recovered from giving up her baby daughter in an illicit adoption and becomes obsessed with the idea that Jody is her daughter. As a highly experienced professional, Claire is well aware of the importance of maintaining boundaries in the therapeutic relationship but when it comes to Jody, she persists in crossing them. What could possibly go wrong?

As a huge A M Homes fan, I found it interesting to come to this book after reading her prize-winning May We Be Forgiven. In a Country of Mothers was first published in 1993 and this early novel betrays some related shortcomings as well as revealing signs of the great writer she has since become; no doubt it also reflects the author's issues with her own adoption. As other reviewers have remarked, this book makes for a discomforting read and, ultimately, an unsatisfying one. It would be fascinating to see what Homes would do with this novel if she was writing it all over again today.
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By Jeanette Levin on 2 Nov 2013
Format: Paperback
I am not going to tell you about the story, some of my fellow reviewers may have already spoiled it by doing just that! Apologies to those who like to know the whole story - I do not!
I thought this book was quite gripping and exciting. The therapists' behaviour was quite outrageous - all that we are taught not to do. Having said that, I thought it was most helpful to discover just how damaging it can be when therapists start acting outside the boundaries. A good lesson to all, including myself!
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I was of that opinion before I read the book. The third AM Homes book I read and I wasn't disappointed. Quite a twisted, off the wall tale, very strong characters. It left me feeling uncomfortably embarrassed because I could see the car-crash unfolding in their professional relationship.

I say very little about the plot because I don't like to ruin it for others.

AM Homes always writes something quite different from the norm, stuff to stir emotions and make you think out of the box.

Sadly I found a number of typos in this Kindle edition.
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