Great with Child:

Letters to a Young Mother

By Beth Ann Fennelly ’93 (W.W. Norton)

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The author brings her award-winning poetic sensibility to the letters she wrote to a friend about the great mysteries, rewards, tribulations, terrors and, yes, innate silliness of the world of motherhood. The stories and sisterly advice—the pleasure of those food cravings; the “tricky work/family balance”—avoid sentimentality while offering “a tribute to friendship, particularly the friendship between women that sustains, guides and comforts.”

(August 2006)