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The Resource Labor day: true birth stories by today's best women writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson, Anna Solomon

Labor day: true birth stories by today's best women writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson, Anna Solomon

Label
Labor day: true birth stories by today's best women writers
Title
Labor day: true birth stories by today's best women writers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eleanor Henderson, Anna Solomon
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories--the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profane It's an elemental, almost animalistic urge--the expectant mother's 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 delivery--the 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, you'll 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 they'd 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 it--and all are amazed by it. You will laugh, weep, squirm, perhaps groan in recognition, and undoubtedly gasp with surprise. And then you'll call every mother or mother-to-be that you know and say "You MUST read Labor Day.""--
  • "An anthology that will explore the birth experience from a wide-ranging group of esteemed writers (including Julia Glass, Lauren Groff, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, and others), with all the force, frankness, humor, and honesty that the best personal writing has to offer"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
618.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG651
LC item number
.L23 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Henderson, Eleanor
  • Solomon, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Childbirth
  • Motherhood
  • Authors
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Authors
  • Childbirth
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Motherhood
Label
Labor day: true birth stories by today's best women writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson, Anna Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Marie Myung-Ok Lee
  • The twin
  • Lauren Groff
  • Blood and chocolate
  • Sarah Jefferis
  • If, if, if
  • Edan Lepucki
  • This life
  • Ann Hood
  • Timely born
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Lan Samantha Chang
  • Ask your mother
  • Joanna Rakoff
  • my 1st ds was born on tues at slr!
  • Susan Burton
  • The broken I
  • Rachel Jamison Webster
  • Thirty hours
  • Dani Shapiro
  • The rest of life
  • What I'm trying to say
  • Gina Zucker
  • Live from the NICU
  • Sarah A. Strickley
  • Twice delivered
  • Jane Roper
  • Lucky
  • Heidi Julavits
  • California grown
  • Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
  • The lavender room
  • Anna Solomon
  • Cheryl Strayed
  • Neighbor
  • Nuar Alsadir
  • Weight
  • Mary Beth Keane
  • More
  • Amy Herzog
  • On year, two births
  • Amy Brill
  • We
  • It takes a building
  • Danzy Senna
  • The tigers in the room
  • Arielle Greenberg
  • The second time around
  • Julia Glass
  • The waiting room
  • Jennifer Gilmore
  • After everything
  • Cristina Henriquez
  • Not telling
  • Phoebe Damrosch
  • Claire Dederer
  • Two lines
  • Eleanor Henderson
  • Three
  • Heidi Pitlor
  • What to expect when you're not expecting
Control code
ocn866859864
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780374239329
Lccn
2013041341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866859864
  • (Sirsi) a1741944
Label
Labor day: true birth stories by today's best women writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson, Anna Solomon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Marie Myung-Ok Lee
  • The twin
  • Lauren Groff
  • Blood and chocolate
  • Sarah Jefferis
  • If, if, if
  • Edan Lepucki
  • This life
  • Ann Hood
  • Timely born
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Lan Samantha Chang
  • Ask your mother
  • Joanna Rakoff
  • my 1st ds was born on tues at slr!
  • Susan Burton
  • The broken I
  • Rachel Jamison Webster
  • Thirty hours
  • Dani Shapiro
  • The rest of life
  • What I'm trying to say
  • Gina Zucker
  • Live from the NICU
  • Sarah A. Strickley
  • Twice delivered
  • Jane Roper
  • Lucky
  • Heidi Julavits
  • California grown
  • Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
  • The lavender room
  • Anna Solomon
  • Cheryl Strayed
  • Neighbor
  • Nuar Alsadir
  • Weight
  • Mary Beth Keane
  • More
  • Amy Herzog
  • On year, two births
  • Amy Brill
  • We
  • It takes a building
  • Danzy Senna
  • The tigers in the room
  • Arielle Greenberg
  • The second time around
  • Julia Glass
  • The waiting room
  • Jennifer Gilmore
  • After everything
  • Cristina Henriquez
  • Not telling
  • Phoebe Damrosch
  • Claire Dederer
  • Two lines
  • Eleanor Henderson
  • Three
  • Heidi Pitlor
  • What to expect when you're not expecting
Control code
ocn866859864
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780374239329
Lccn
2013041341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866859864
  • (Sirsi) a1741944

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