The Baby Lottery

The Baby Lottery

by Kathyrn Trueblood
     
 

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Five women, friends at college, find their interlocking relationships strained when one of them, in her late thirties, decides to have a second trimester abortion after delaying the decision in hopes that her husband will change his mind.  The novel records the voices of her four friends as they struggle to bridge the gap between what they think they should feel and

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Five women, friends at college, find their interlocking relationships strained when one of them, in her late thirties, decides to have a second trimester abortion after delaying the decision in hopes that her husband will change his mind.  The novel records the voices of her four friends as they struggle to bridge the gap between what they think they should feel and what they discover they do feel.  The friends are Nan, an obstetric nurse; Anastasia, a business woman; Jean, a former social worker; and Virginia, a community college professor.  These women have all wrestled with - and are still engaged by - the questions of careers vs. motherhood, marriage vs. divorce, and pregnancy vs. abortion.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Mary Frances Wilkins
Divorce, kids, careers, boyfriends, finding yourself announces itself early on as mainstream women's fiction. Five college friends are nearing 40, and their lives haven't turned out exactly as planned. Trueblood's sympathetic juggling between the various points of view proves an effective way of showing that simple formulas don't work for today's woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013770669
Publisher:
The Permanent Press
Publication date:
01/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
344 KB

Meet the Author

Kathryn Trueblood is preoccupied by the issues facing women in contemporary life.  Her first book, The Sperm Donor's Daughter & Other Tales of Modern Family, explored "how the pace of reproductive technology has outstripped our emotional and philosophical capacity for reflection."  It recieved a Special Mention for the 2000 Pushcart Prize.  An Associate Professor of English as Western Washington University, she co-edited two anthologies of multicultural literature.  Her stories and articles have appeared in countless magazines.  She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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