The Mothers

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jennifer Gilmore

Narrated By: Tavia Gilbert

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: April 2013

Duration: 8 hours 11 minutes


Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore's third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a 'voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor' (Vanity Fair), Gilmore lays bare the story of one couple's ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption. Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parenthood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process - for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and 'experts;' for the birthmothers who contact them but don't ultimately choose them; or even, most shockingly, for the women who call claiming they've chosen Jesse and Ramon but who turn out never to have been pregnant in the first place. Jennifer Gilmore's eloquence about the human heart - its frailties and complex



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Mothers, Jennifer Gilmore