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    DescriptionA toddler's mother, both an intimate guide and an affectionate coach, writes to a pregnant friend about the transforming experience of motherhood. "These are letters I would have welcomed when I was pregnant," says Beth Ann Fennelly, as she seeks to go beyond the nuts and bolts or sentimentality of other parenting literature. The letters range in tone from serious to sisterly, from light-hearted to downright funny. Some answer specific questions such as decisions about pain medication; others muse about the identity shift a woman encounters when she enters Mommyland or address our responsibility to the natural world. Still others explore the magic and mysteries of childbirth, the wonders of language, and the exhilaration (also the ambivalence) about a baby's first steps to independence. Here are modern letters written in an old-fashioned way, not as hasty e-mails but more slowly and filtered through the sensibility of a spirited, fearless poet. Though written for a specific person, their themes are universal, inviting all mothers to join the grand circle of giving and receiving advice about children.


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    Title
    Great with Child
    Subtitle
    Letters to a Young Mother
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Beth Ann Fennelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393329780
    ISBN 10: 039332978X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    B&T General Subject: 420
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24620
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    DC22: 649.1
    BISAC V2.8: FAM032000
    DC22: 306.8743
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 618
    LC classification: RG
    B&T Approval Code: S65476036
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T Approval Code: A97240000
    BISAC V2.8: HEA041000, LCO011000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: VFV, VFX, VFXB, DND
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    14 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    A poetic and heartfelt guide to pregnancy and young motherhood.... A moving and magical read. "