Q: Happy Mother’s Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?
Eva from We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
Okay, this one might seem a bit strange because the character is a pretty awful mother, but she is so interesting, so multi-faceted and dealing with a love-hate relationship with her son that it is hard to not enjoy her narrative. She shows a different side of motherhood, one not as rosy and pretty as we like to think about, and for that, she is my favorite.