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Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers

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  • Hardcover (310 pages)
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 2014
  • BISAC Subject: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood

Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers, Eleanor Henderson (EDT)/Anna Solomon (EDT) ISBN: 9780374239329

Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth storiesthe extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profaneIts an elemental, almost animalistic urgethe expectant mothers hunger for birth narratives. Bookstores are filled with month-by-month pregnancy manuals, but the shelves are virtually empty of artful, entertaining, unvarnished accounts of labor and deliverythe stories that new mothers need most. Here is a book that transcends the limits of how-to guides and honors the act of childbirth in the twenty-first century. Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon have gathered true birth stories by women who have made self-expression their business, including Cheryl Strayed, Julia Glass, Lauren Groff, Dani Shapiro, and many other luminaries. In Labor Day, youll read about women determined to give birth naturally and others begging for epidurals; women who pushed for hours and women whose labors were over practically before theyd started; women giving birth to twins and to ten-pound babies. These women give birth in the hospital, at home, in bathtubs, and, yes, even in the car. Some revel in labor, some fear labor, some feel defeated by labor, some are fulfilled by itand all are amazed by it. You will laugh, weep, squirm, perhaps groan in recognition, and undoubtedly gasp with surprise. And then youll call every mother or mother-to-be that you know and say You MUST read Labor Day. Contributors: Nuar AlsadirAmy BrillSusan BurtonSarah Shun-lien BynumLan Samantha ChangPhoebe DamroschClaire DedererJennifer GilmoreJulia GlassArielle GreenbergLauren GroffEleanor HendersonCristina HenriquezAmy HerzogAnn HoodSarah JefferisHeidi JulavitsMary Beth KeaneMarie Myung-Ok LeeEdan LepuckiHeidi PitlorJoanna RakoffJane RoperDanzy SennaDani ShapiroAnna SolomonCheryl Strayed Sarah A. StrickleyRachel Jamison WebsterGina Zucker

  • Hardcover (310 pages)
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 2014
  • BISAC Subject: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  • Language of CD: ENGLISH
  • Dimensions: 1 x 5.75 x 8.5 Weight:.94

Book FormatHardcover

Number of Pages in Book320

Book LanguageEnglish

Book Reading LevelElementary School

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