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The Two Week Wait
by Sarah Rayner and Sara Goodman


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A memorable and moving page-turner about two very different women, each yearning to create a family of her own

What if the thing you most longed for was resting on a two week wait? From the author of the international bestselling "One Moment, One Morning," comes a moving portrait about what it truly means to be a family.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A memorable and moving page-turner about two very different women, each yearning to create a family of her own

What if the thing you most longed for was resting on a two week wait? From the author of the international bestselling "One Moment, One Morning," comes a moving portrait about what it truly means to be a family.

After a health scare, Brighton-based Lou is forced to confront the fact that her time to have a baby is running out. She can't imagine a future without children, but her partner doesn't seem to feel the same way, and she's not sure whether she could go it alone.

Meanwhile, in Yorkshire, Cath is longing to start a family with her husband, Rich. No one would be happier to have children than Rich, but Cath is infertile.

Could these strangers help one another?

With her deft exploration of raw emotions and her celebration of the joy and resilience of friendship, "The" "Two Week Wait" is Sarah Rayner at her best.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250021489
  • ISBN-10: 1250021480
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publish Date: December 2012
  • Page Count: 423
  • Dimensions: 8.21 x 5.57 x 1.15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women
Books > Fiction > Family Life

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Two women from very different walks of life both desperately want babies, in Rayner’s new novel. There’s Lou, a lesbian whose health scare creates pressure to get pregnant sooner rather than later. And there’s Cath, whose cancer surgery has made her incapable of having children of her own. They cross paths indirectly as Lou donates an egg to an “egg sharing” program in exchange for subsidies for her own in vitro. Cath receives some of Lou’s eggs and the two women embark upon parallel journeys to motherhood: one finds success, while the other does not, and the process almost destroys her until she’s able to abandon her dreams of motherhood and focus instead on other people’s children. Rayner’s delicate, compassionate exploration of the struggles women face with fertility will resonate loud and clear with anyone struggling to have a family. To her credit, Rayner (One Moment, One Morning) resists the easy happy ending. While that may be more painful to read, it’s also more honest. Agent: Vivien Green; Gaia Banks, Sheil Land Associates, U.K. (Dec.)

 
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