Ayelet Waldman recently felt the scorn of millions of women when she declared on Oprah that she loves her husband more than her children. For more, check out Oprah's site. Waldman writes the fluffy and entertaining "Mommy Track" mysteries -- Nursery Crimes is the first -- but she also writes more serious fiction, and that's what Daughter's Keeper is. I enjoyed it -- it's a story of the relationship between a daughter and her reluctant mother. Am looking forward to reading Waldman's latest book, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.
Fun fact: Waldman is married to Michael Chabon, author of several books. She also reportedly grew up near Glen Rock, where I work.