Book Of The Day – You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy

by Greg on March 27, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Science Fiction novel by Susan Tsui – and it’s 67% off! You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy has a great 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“This is a wonderful book. Ms Tsui captures your attention from beginning to end. Wonderfully written. Thank you! I cannot wait to read what she writes next.” J.G. – Amazon Reviewer

You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy
by Susan Tsui
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2


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Orphaned by his parents and his artificial mother, and abandoned by his older brother at a young age, Jay spends most of his adulthood serving as a government therapist to those like him. He considers his own happiness proof of success in his career and life. Little does he know that his picture perfect world, occupied by his wife, Sasha, and their two children, is not as idyllic as it seems.

When Jay’s older brother Ian returns, Jay finds himself torn between the happy bubble he resides in and helping his troubled brother keep his own children out of the hands of the very institution Jay serves. Can Jay save Ian while holding onto the loving memories of his artificial mother and all that he believes in? More importantly, does he even want to?

You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy is a story about the difficult journey of self-discovery, one that explores the power of truth over illusion and the meaning of a mother’s love.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“A compelling narrator drives this strong, sympathetic tale that begets metaphysical soul-searching.”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review And A BEST OF 2012)


“You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy” will resonate with those who don’t usually read science fiction; a compellingly readable novel that marks the arrival of a young science fiction writer who may have ahead of her a notable career as distinguished as any wrought by the likes of Butler, Delany and Hopkinson, among others.


Ms. Tsui has written an original story and written it well. I am not an especially big reader of SF, but the situation and the characters held my interest and I had no trouble in suspending my disbelief for the duration.


I really enjoyed reading YOU SHOULDN’T CALL ME MOMMY. It’s beautifully written… It’s a fine read, and it will make you think. Books don’t get much better than that!


I love it when authors show all the troubling complexity that ripples out from one change in our society. The worldbuilding here is incredibly rich. I’m a sucker for family stories, where no one knows better how to push your buttons than the people who installed them in the first place, and Susan’s writing doesn’t disappoint. This is definitely worth reading… and reading again.

Get You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy here: You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy

About The Author

Susan Tsui was born in New York City, the third of four children born to Chinese immigrant parents, and the first to be born in the United States. Recognizing an interest on the effects of culture, society, and technology on the human condition Susan obtained a MFA from Goddard College. During her writing career she has published short stories in Expanded Horizons, Mind Flights, and the third annual Warrior WiseWomen anthology. She plans to follow up on the early achievements with the publication of full length novels. You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy is her first book.

Her favorite things in life are:

1. Chocolate
2. The worlds of Joss Whedon
3. Supernatural (the TV series)
4. Waffle fries with cheese on top
5. And writing for her readers.

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Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Susan Tsui and ENT appreciate it.


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