The Two Week Wait by Sarah Rayner

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A memorable and moving page-turner about two very different women, each yearning to create a family of her own

What if the thing you most longed for was resting on a two week wait? From the author of the international bestselling One Moment, One Morning, comes a moving portrait about what it truly means to be a family. After a health scare, Brighton-based Lou is forced to confront the fact that her time to have a baby is running out. She can't imagine a future without children, but her partner doesn't seem to feel the same way, and she's not sure whether she could go it alone. Meanwhile, in Yorkshire, Cath is longing to start a family with her husband, Rich. No one would be happier to have children than Rich, but Cath is infertile. Could these strangers help one another? With her deft exploration of raw emotions and her celebration of the joy and resilience of friendship, The Two Week Wait is Sarah Rayner at her best. 

 

About Sarah Rayner

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SARAH RAYNER was born in London and now lives in Brighton with her partner. She worked for many years as an advertising copywriter, and now writes fiction full time.
 
Published December 24, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 431 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Love doesn't always follow the rules. Should creating a child be any different?

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Two women from very different walks of life both desperately want babies, in Rayner’s new novel. There’s Lou, a lesbian whose health scare creates pressure to get pregnant sooner rather than later. An

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Cath receives some of Lou’s eggs and the two women embark upon parallel journeys to motherhood: one finds success, while the other does not, and the process almost destroys her until she’s able to abandon her dreams of motherhood and focus instead on other people’s children.

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Summary: Revisiting some familiar characters, this book takes us on a fraught journey of infertility treatment for 2 women.

Nov 23 2011 | Read Full Review of The Two Week Wait

The Northern Echo

In creating the story of two strangers brought together by one wish – to have a child of their own – Rayner has written a novel that is emotive and even educational.

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