The Book of Hannah
A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters
by Ellen Gelerman
Pub Date 23 Jul 2019
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Hannah Murrow is thrilled to announce that she's expecting! But being pregnant for the first time at 55 isn't what she expected at all!
Hannah's disappointed that no one—not her husband, eager for retirement; not her longtime friends from her infertility support group; and least of all her moody, difficult adopted daughter Natty—seems to share her excitement. That all changes when Natty and her boyfriend turn Hannah's improbable pregnancy into a marketing opportunity, and Hannah into an unlikely social media celebrity. In the process, Hannah reconsiders what it means to be a mother, both to the child she's expecting and to the one she has already raised.
“A 55-year-old’s unexpected, but much desired, first pregnancy sets in motion upheavals in her marriage, family, friendships, and sense of self. This engrossing and beguiling story, written with a deft hand and with humor, is a most enjoyable read.”
–Monica Starkman, M.D., author of The End of Miracles: A Novel (Finalist, Literary Fiction, International Book Awards)