Other Women's Children

Other Women's Children

by Perri Klass
     
 

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Dr. Amelia Stern became a pediatrician to cure children, not see them die. In a kind of bargain she strikes with herself and fate, she does everything she can to save other women's children, hoping to keep her own child safe from harm.
It's never easy. Amelia's hospital life contrasts so starkly with her cozy domestic world that she can't help but bring it home… See more details below

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Dr. Amelia Stern became a pediatrician to cure children, not see them die. In a kind of bargain she strikes with herself and fate, she does everything she can to save other women's children, hoping to keep her own child safe from harm.
It's never easy. Amelia's hospital life contrasts so starkly with her cozy domestic world that she can't help but bring it home sometimes. Always available for medical emergencies and the needs of her helpless patients, Amelia begins to ignore her own needs. And her family life and marriage fade in importance as she heroically fights to save all of her children.
A tender and timely examination of a doctor's world, a mother's world, and a wife's world, OTHER WOMEN'S CHILDREN is a revealing X ray of the complications of women's lives today.
"Superb . . . A poignant literary page-turner." —The New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-- The balancing act for women of the 90s--career, wife, mother--is described in a realistic manner. Amelia Stern is a pediatrician in a Boston teaching hospital. She is also the mother of four-year-old Alexander and a devoted wife to Matt. Klass describes the characters with such clarity that readers will immediately become involved with Amelia's patients and their traumas. This is a novel of mood and feelings rather than of fast-paced action; readers are able to get inside the minds of the characters and see events unfolding through their eyes. YAs will want to know what happens to each character introduced in the book.-- Roberta Lisker, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804108577
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/22/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.77(d)

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