Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

67%

6 Critic Reviews

The characters, puppets of the plot’s contrivances, dance around the central question...Fewer punches pulled might have made this a knockout.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Baby Proof

Emily Griffin

A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?

Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a mother--which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All's well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all.

This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it's about the things we will--and won't--do for love.

 

About Emily Giffin

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Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of four other New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, and Heart of the Matter, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 351 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Baby Proof
All: 6 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Above average
on May 20 2010

The characters, puppets of the plot’s contrivances, dance around the central question...Fewer punches pulled might have made this a knockout.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 24 2008

...the childless-by-choice plot line produces above-average tension.

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RT Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Lauren Spielberg on Feb 27 2013

...it's just disappointing when an author takes on a somewhat controversial subject and, instead of tackling it head-on, takes the easy way out.

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Large Print Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Angela Evans on Nov 03 2008

Giffin's writing is succinct and the characters likable, and the issues dealt with in this story will resonate with many readers.

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Greenwood Public Library

Above average
Reviewed by Taryn on Oct 03 2012

The ending felt rushed, and everything seemed to be tied up a little too neatly and unrealistically.

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Long and Short Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Dandelion on Nov 18 2008

I just wish that Baby Proof had more substance and faced the “child vs. childfree” life decision with more teeth.

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