Kinship Theory

by Hester Kaplan | Women's Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0316482110 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sarradee of Arlington, Texas USA on 7/24/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by sarradee from Arlington, Texas USA on Sunday, July 24, 2005

From Booklist
"Maggie Crown was pregnant with her daughter's baby and she was alone." As the opening sentence of a novel about family relationships, that is a winner! Maggie, divorced, a scientist, lives alone in a somewhat peculiar existence. Her big suburban house, the divorce settlement, is falling apart around her ears. She never seems to eat a proper meal and shows little maturity in her behavior. The uncommonly close relationship she has with her daughter does little to lighten the guilt Maggie feels for her daughter's congenital infertility, and so she reluctantly agrees to be the "gestational surrogate" for her daughter's baby. The pregnancy brings hormonal swings and uncertainty and an increase in self-absorption and recklessness that cause enormous difficulties for those around her. It also brings her feelings of unhappiness to a head. What is it that she wants? Figuring that out and acting on it does not come without a price. Old relationships fail, and new ones are forged; but in the end she finds a contentment that had eluded her. A very engaging book. Danise Hoover

Journal Entry 2 by sarradee at Triumph Cafe OBCZ -3808 Spicewood Springs Rd in Austin, Texas USA on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (11/10/2009 UTC) at Triumph Cafe OBCZ -3808 Spicewood Springs Rd in Austin, Texas USA



Bringing to tonight's Austin meetup. Will leave on the shelf if not selected.

Journal Entry 3 by marinaw from Dripping Springs, Texas USA on Friday, November 13, 2009
I'm a sucker for books that explore how science affects our lives (aside from the physical).

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