Ann Lewis Hamilton’s Expecting is a great read that manages to tackle heavy issues like fertility problems and a sperm donor mix-up with both grace and humor.
The story is told from three shifting perspectives (the wife’s, the husband’s, and the sperm donor’s), and it works wonderfully. Hamilton’s background as a screenwriter shines as she delivers a well-developed plot with equally well-developed characters.
This is a fast, fun book thanks to Hamilton’s concise writing and clever turns of phrase. When I was pregnant, I didn’t find many novels that featured a pregnant protagonist, so I was happy to come across this one.
I highly recommend it to anyone about to have a child or considering it — or to anyone in the mood for an engaging, fast-moving book about what might seem to be an absurd situation but that could easily happen (and surely does) in real life as well.
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