Stork Club

Stork Club

by Iris Rainer Dart
     
 

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From the best-selling author of "Beaches" comes a new novel about a central fact of adult life - the perils and passions of parenting in the nineties. Rick is famous movie director on the brink of his fiftieth birthday. Despite his wealth and his many conquests, he's floundering until he decides to adopt a baby.

Ruthie and Shelly are the hottest comedy writers in

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From the best-selling author of "Beaches" comes a new novel about a central fact of adult life - the perils and passions of parenting in the nineties. Rick is famous movie director on the brink of his fiftieth birthday. Despite his wealth and his many conquests, he's floundering until he decides to adopt a baby.

Ruthie and Shelly are the hottest comedy writers in Hollywood, and lifelong best friends. But their real partnership begins when they decide to create a baby together, even though Shelly is gay and Ruthie is straight. Lainie and Mitch spent years building a strong marriage and a very exclusive boutique. Although Lainie's health prohibits her from becoming pregnant, Mitch decides that he must father a child.

These families find their way to the office of Barbara Singer, child psychologist, with whom they form a unique parenting group they whimsically nickname the Stork Club. Through laugh-out-loud episodes and tearful scenes, Iris Rainer Dart has created a universal story about the transforming power of raising a child. Prepare to lose your heart to the members of the Stork Club, who give new meaning to the term "designer genes."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of Beaches explores the emotional turmoil faced by single, surrogate and gay parents in this hilarious, warmhearted novel.(Aug.)
Library Journal
With humor and poignancy, Dart probes the challenge of child rearing in the 1990s by depicting a group of nontraditional parents. At age 50, Rick, a single movie producer and avowed Casanova combatting a midlife crisis, decides to adopt a baby. Ruthie and Shelley, a successful comedy-writing team, resolve to create a child even though he is gay and she is straight. Lainie and Mitch, owners of a chic California clothing boutique, contract with a surrogate mother to produce their child. These parents form the Stork Club led by Barbara, the child psychologist who guides the group as they struggle to make their atypical family circumstances work. The author of Beaches and three other novels, Dart proves she knows how to gild the literary lily by creating a singularly good popular novel. Highly recommended for fiction collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/92.-- Mary Ellen Elsbernd, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316173322
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
400

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