Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

eleven

Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)

Never before has the process of labor and delivery been portrayed with such deftly mannered prose. Erens introduces us to Lore Tannenbaum, a headstrong almost surly mother-to-be and Franckline, her quiet, steadfast nurse guiding her along in the painstaking process of giving birth. Franckline, secretly pregnant herself, is haunted by past tragedies and finds a kindred intimacy with Lore, who only has herself in the world. The bond these two women develop over the course of a single story (told without chapters) is breathtaking. You’ll finish the book and be yearning for more.

Available through BRIDGES Library System

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s