TGE BOOK CLUB! Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker
Join Sam from The Great Equalizer podcast and a few friends that read along as part of a #buddyread for this title. We delve deep into the many themes unpacked in this book (some of which are extremely triggering) and chat about societal pressures on women as well as the result of the psychological and emotional abuse that filters down through generations.
Call Me Mummy indulges in the idea of a "barren" IVF warrior stealing a child she thinks she can take better care of. It explores why any women would go to such lengths and it unpacks how society lambastes a mother who is just not good enough to be the caregiver she's expected to be (and how this intersects with preconceived ideas about a race or class).
Author Tina Baker also gives us a sneak peek into her next novel, Nasty Little Cuts, which we will no doubt grab with both hands the second it becomes available in February 2022.
Join us in this chat and, if you've read the book, let us know what you think.