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…
Marrying real warmth with laugh-out-loud wit, Adriana
Bourgoin’s superbly insightful debut captures the crushing
fears, exhilarating joys, and ceaseless surprises of one
woman’s passage to motherhood.
NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST © Copyright 2011 by Adriana Bourgoin.
Reprinted with permission by Kensington Publishing Corporation. All
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