Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship, acquaintances instead of friends, and a family she's ashamed to invite to Parents' Weekend. With the income she'll receive from donating her "pedigree" eggs, she believes she can save her father from addiction.
Annie Barrow married her high-school sweetheart and became the mother to two boys. After years of staying at home and struggling to support four people on her husband's salary, she thinks she's found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash.
India Bishop, 38 (really 43), has changed everything about herself: her name, her face, her past. In New York City, she falls for a wealthy older man, Marcus Croft, and decides a baby will ensure a happy ending. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology, and Annie and Jules, to help make her dreams come true.
But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Marcus' daughter, Bettina, intent on protecting her father, becomes convinced that his new wife is not what she seems.
With startling tenderness and laugh-out-loud humor, Jennifer Weiner once again takes listeners into the heart of women's lives in an unforgettable, timely tale that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, the rights of a parent, and the measure of motherhood.
©2011 Jennifer Weiner, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Definitely in the top
Love all of Jennifer Weiner's books thus far
Brings all the characters to life
Good book...story was engaging, and the readers did an excellent job. It's one I could see listening to again.
It was both funny and interesting.
Loved the characters and the story.
How she ties these women together with the little donated egg.
No. Don't know. I liked the narrators.
Many things in the story. It tackles many sensitive matters that touch us.
Liked the book. Like the author. Missed the characters when the story was over.
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