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THE MONEY GOD
ZENA LIVINGSTON
ISBN#: 9780184365186
June 2009
Vanguard
www.pegasuspublishers.com
Trade Paperback
$18.00
318 Pages
Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups

Cel is a complicated woman. She was once optimistic and loving, but the death of her young husband and the Great Depression changed her. She sees money as security and pursues it to the exclusion of all else.

Ann is as different from her mother as it is possible to be. She is kind and has an interest in the welfare of others. She is a loving wife and mother, despite the abuse of her childhood.

The Money God is the story of Cel and her family. The daughter of a hotelier and farmer in the Catskills, she finds and loses true love. The loss of Henry changes her whole life and starts her on a new path, the pursuit of money. Her daughter Ann is the victim of her mother’s obsession and abuse.

This is a story of mother daughter relationships. First there is Sophie and Cel, Cel actually becomes a more extreme version of her overly practical mother. I both felt sorry for and admired Ann. Despite being unwanted and abused, she grows up to be a person that anyone would love to emulate, and ends up being the caretaker of the miserable wretch her mother has become. This is a powerful story with a strong message.

Maura
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