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Heti, Sheila, 1976- Book - 2018 Fiction / Heti, Sheila, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Heti, Sheila 4 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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Call Number: Fiction / Heti, Sheila, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Heti, Sheila
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation. In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti's intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home. Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how, and for whom, to live.


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Great writer and thought provoking book on motherhood submitted by katarina on August 22, 2018, 2:28pm I loved this book, partially because it was a slow starter, and then just swept me in with her candor and intelligence. In one part, she describes fantasizing about wanting to be in your life -- this was such an interesting thought experiment which really increased my gratitude in every day life.

Her tell all about her life, and her struggles and her family history was wonderfully described with some funny anachronistic bits thrown in for levity (the coin toss for one!) however over all it is a pretty serious and thought provoking book about life and motherhood.

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New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 284 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Motherhood -- Fiction.