Kate Klimo Labor Pains

ISBN 13: 9780804104906

Labor Pains

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As this slick contemporary novel begins, five women are introduced to each other at their first Lamaze class in a hospital on Manhattan's West Side. From there Klimo ( Golden Triple Time ) takes each back to the time of her baby's conception, tracing the characters' lives until all deliveries are satisfactorily accomplished. Kendra Madison, an artist who grew up WASP and wealthy in Connecticut, calls herself the token Single Mother; Irish Catholic Mary Beth Rapasardi is accompanied by her husband, though she isn't quite sure he is the father of her child. Louise Rosen, taking the class as a refresher, is with her resistant spouse Marty, who thought three children in three years were enough already; successful editor and publisher Carleen Donovan is still ambivalent about her condition, after the fertility-clinic indignities she and her sportswriter husband have suffered for the privilege. On the roster but not present is Kendra's best friend Jill English, whose story will be included with the others. Taking full advantage of the novelistic opportunities inherent in her plot, Klimo exposes her characters to the various joys, vicissitudes and anxieties of pregnancy, as well as the different styles, types and surprises of delivery. Breezy and uninhibited, this tale of modern-day relationships and pre-partum mores catches particularly well each woman's increasing self-absorption as her pregnancy advances.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Five pregnant women meet at a Lamaze class. There's Jill, married to a chauvinist pig businessman; Kendra, an artist, who wants a baby but not a husband; and Louise, whose randy husband has a knack for impregnating her. The others in the class are Mary Beth, a good Catholic who doesn't know whether her husband or lover is the baby's father, and Carleen, the top-notch career woman who's been trying to get pregnant for years. The novel charts the course of each woman's pregancy and the changes it brings to her career and relationships. Sound like a soap? It is, but with the current fascination with pregnancy and babies, this will probably be very popular. Janet Boyarin Blundell, Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, N.J.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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