Thursday, June 21, 2018
Review: Mother of Invention
This story asks some compelling questions. Would speeding up pregnancy actually help us? Do we need those nine months to bond with our child and prepare for a new part of our lives? If this kind of technology did exist, how would we decide who received it and who had to wait out a full pregnancy? Would having this distinction become just another round of the vaginal birth vs. cesarean, breastfeeding vs. bottle, working mother vs. stay-at-home mother wars?
Tessa seems to really want to help other women, but the reader can see where her own blind spots might hurt them even if she can't. There is a lot going on in this book, but Caeli Wolfson Widger writes compassionately and compellingly. While some of the characters in this story read like thinly veiled versions of people you might read about in the news, the questions about parenthood and the ethics of technology set in the midst of edge-of-your-seat thriller make a powerful and fascinating story.
Mother of Invention
By Caeli Wolfson Widger
Little A May 2018
Read via Netgalley
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Interesting premise. Sounds like this one could make a good book club read.ReplyDelete
This sounds really interesting. Thanks for the review. Adding it to my wishlistReplyDelete
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