The Mothers

by

Brit Bennett

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Robert’s Truck

Robert’s truck symbolizes how coping mechanisms can become toxic. Before his wife’s death, Robert loves the truck, taking pride in using it to run errands for Upper Room. When the church protests the abortion…

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The Prayer Book

Elise’s prayer book symbolizes the impossibility of fully understanding someone else’s identity and life story. When Luke gives Nadia a prayer book that belonged to her mother, Nadia hopes the book will shed light…

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The Golden Baby Feet

The golden baby feet medallion that Nadia receives from the pregnancy center before getting an abortion symbolizes how an abortion follows a woman around for her entire life. Nadia throws away everything else the center…

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