Big night for moms at the Oscars—moms who won, and mothers to whom winners (The Daniels, Ke Huy Kuan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and on!) dedicated their wins. Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh does not have children, but her character Evelyn in Everything Everywhere All At Once was intensely A Mom, and she focused in her Oscars acceptance speech on the moms of the world, saying, “I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world because they are really the superheroes and without them, none of us would be here tonight.” We at Literary Hub must agree, and have the books to prove that mothers are omnipotent, capable of unfolding a cascading series of universes from inside their follicles, transfiguring into the wind, and chewing food and spitting it into their child's mouth if needed. Doctor Strange and his big cape honestly have nothing on the mothers of lit. * Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse Yes, this is a bit like “the best record of all time is Cash by Johnny Cash,” but Mrs. Ramsey is the soul of this novel; when Mr. Ramsey suggests the weather may put the lighthouse out of reach, she is there, framed in the window with her son James, reassuring him that perhaps they will be able to go. A life force! Lady Time! Rachel Yoder, Nightbitch Yes, mothers can nurture and create four walls and the warmth penned inside, but they can also kill a cat if […]
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