"Adriana Bourgoin's NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST
should be a required companion to the standard childbirth guides. She
navigates the emotional and physical changes wrought by pregnancy with
excruciatingly honest and hilarious detail, providing some much needed
comic relief at a not so funny time of life." ---Susan Coll, author
- Stacie Cockrell,
Cathy O'Neill and Julia Stone,
Gretchen Fox is a planner and list-maker by nature, perfectly suited to her job as a hotel catering manager. And in her cautious, look-before-you-leap way, Gretchen was waiting until the time was absolutely perfect before she had a baby.
Her body, however, had other ideas. Now Gretchen is discovering what a big difference a little blue line can make — to her marriage, her career, and her state of mind. As Gretchen spends sleepless nights pondering all the reasons she's not ready to become a mother, she starts to question every other area of her life too. Even her relationship with Meredith and Louisa, her closest friends since their days together at Smith College, undergoes a sudden dramatic shift.
As she's inducted into a new world of anti-motion sickness
wristbands, emergency supplies of ginger ale, and hormone-fueled crying
jags, Gretchen realizes that all the planning in the world couldn't have
prepared her for the wonderful, extraordinary journey that lies ahead...