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