Happy Mother’s Day (and a winner)

The winning entry for Jennie Nash’s The Threadbare Heart contest is Mrs. Chili. Here’s her entry:

Though it’s not technically a “mother daughter” relationship, the bond between Lily and August in The Secret Life of Bees is the one I would list as my favorite. This book was the first to make me literally cry — in fact, there’s a little puckered spot on one of the pages near the end where a teardrop fell — and as someone who has what I lovingly call “mommy issues,” I find myself coming back to that book again and again for comfort and reassurance that a mother isn’t necessarily the woman who birthed us.

Congratulations, Mrs. Chili! You’ve won an autographed copy of Nash’s latest book and move on to the next stage in the contest.


3 responses to “Happy Mother’s Day (and a winner)

  1. Lily and August did have a great relationship! Congratulations to Mrs. Chili!

  2. Thanks! I emailed Lily back to thank her, and to say that I never win anything… but I can’t say that now, can I?!

    Excuse me while I go hover over my mailbox…

  3. I love that entry. So beautiful.

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