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Marissa Blumenthal is back in this book with a perfect career graph and a dream-like marriage, but her world begins to crumble when she finds out that her fallopian tubes are sealed and that she cannot get pregnant. This discovery leads her on a mission across the world to find out more about the baby-making business, but with dire consequences and even a threat to her life.
What makes this book stand out?
The novel is brilliant in its execution of showing how futile the life cycle is – if there is power to create life, there is also one to destroy it.
Read it for
Cook perfectly etches the desperation of a woman where her motherhood is concerned.
Don't read it for
The obsession of Marissa is not entirely believable, and the book also starts a bit slow and tedious.