Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Mothers: A Novel by Jennifer Gilmore

The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore hits bookshelves, April 9, 2014.

Gilmor's novel, The Mothers is about adoption, the process and the emotional ramifications. Her novel, follows Ramon and Jesse's struggle to have a child and the process to adopt. They come from varied backgrounds and couldn't be more different if they tried.

As, someone who can't have a child and struggles with infertility issues, I was able to easily relate to Jesse and the emotional tole it takes on her. I found it to be painfully honest and heart wrenching. 

Jesse had a lot of the same worries, concerns and thoughts that I do about adoption yet, interesting enough, I was also able to relate,  to Ramon. Ramon wanted to "reject" potential adoptee's based on certain criteria and I was able to agree with him. The author has a way of making you sympathetic to both character's feelings,which makes this read, all this more interesting.

This story is painful, engaging and emotional. 

Grade: A

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