Expecting: A Novel

Expecting: A Novel

by Ann Hamilton


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"A sweet—albeit twisted—little novel ... Hamilton excels at taking a heavy subject and spinning it into a humorous, descriptive, engaging read."—Shelf Awareness for Readers

The Worst Place Your Water Could Break:
1. The Hollywood Bowl.
2. Southwest Flight 3464
3. In the Trader Joe's parking lot—when your husband isn't answering his phone and you're left at the mercy of your college-aged sperm donor

Laurie and Alan are expecting, again. It's been an emotional journey, but Laurie cautiously optimistic—the fertility treatment worked, and things seem different this time around. But she doesn't yet know how different.

Jack can't seem to catch a break—his parents are on his case about graduating from college, he's somehow dating two girls at once, and he has to find a way to pay back the money he borrowed from his fraternity's party fund. The only jobs he is qualified for barely pay enough for beer money, but an ad for the local sperm bank gives Jack an idea.

When Laurie and Alan discover that Laurie was accidentally impregnated by a sperm donor—Donor 296—they will learn nothing should be expected when you're expecting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402295058
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Award winning writer and producer Ann Lewis Hamilton has written for TV and film. Her TV credits include, among others, "Haven," "The Dead Zone, "Grey's Anatomy," "Saved," "Providence," "Party of Five," and "thirtysomething." She was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was the winner of a WGA Award and the Humanitas Prize.

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Expecting: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A couple decides that they are ready to bring a child into the mix and after two failed miscarriages Laurie talks her husband Allan into some IVF.  Unfortunately, this IVF goes very wrong and they have to live with the consequences.  Told through three different perspectives - Laurie, her husband Allan and Jack their donor, I was so glad that Jack and Allan contributed to the story.  It made the story feel more full getting the men's perspectives and finding out how they were reacting with how this pregnancy was evolving.  All three characters felt very real and the situations that they were put in also felt so honest.  
BloodyJackFan More than 1 year ago
What a great, easy read! I usually stick to YA literature, but the story of Expecting immediately pulled me in. Hamilton brings to life the three main characters of the book by allowing the reader to see the story through each of their lives. Expecting read very similar to a movie, where the reader is able to really connect with each of the characters which made it an even better read. Hamilton takes the reader through a wild ride that at first seems impossible, but everything is well explained, painting a beautiful picture for the reader. This book is for any adult who is searching for a good, well-told story. This is not a “chick lit” novel; don’t let the cover full you. Men and women alike will fall in love with Expecting. I can’t wait to read whatever Hamilton releases next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I quite enjoyed reading this book. Was a great short-er read for while I was on vacation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read worst. But overall kinda meh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story line!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book c ouldnt let it down, loved the characters.